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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Touching Urine

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Touching Urine

I recently touched a door handle with the shape of an (]). My hands got wet, and I smelt them and it smelt like urine. How long does HIV survive outside the body approximately? Also, Can I catch HIV by touching the handle with my palms? Can HIV be...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Good news is that HIV is not transmitted by urine. The virus is not found in the urine or the feces. Blood, genital fluid, spinal fluid and other fluids with VISIBLE blood in them are considered infectious. Also, even if you touched a door knob... Read more »

Touching Urine Door Handle.

Hi, I recently grabbed a door handle that was previously urinated on judging by the smell of my... Read more »

Can an HIV virus semen can transmit through touching it?

If the HIV virus that is present in semen and once touches on the semen can transmit the virus?... Read more »
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HIV and urine - please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know little about HIV and how it is transmitted and yesterday something happened that made me begin to worry. I was using a public restroom when a drunk kid (I live in a college town) came to the urinal next to me. he was stumbling and when he... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »

TRANSMITTING HIV TO NEWBORN TWINS/NEED ADVISE?????

Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
I recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his... Read more »

touch the body fluid?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last weekend, we had a party at my home with some friends (I knowing or I unknowing). After the party, I cleaned the house and the bathroom. There was some stain (not sure blood or urine or some other stuff) on one toilet. I cleaned it and touched... Read more »