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Can A Person Contract Hiv/aids From A Toilet Seat

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Can you get AIDS From Toilet Seat?

All people in my workplace try to make sure they don't use the same toiletcubicle as my friend with HIV. But I thought you could not get it from theseat....
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS is in blood, semen, vaginal fluids andbreast milk. To create an infection, one of these four body fluids with HIVin it must come into immediate and direct contact with the bloodstream or amucous membrane of another... Read more »

"Penis Touching Toilet Seat"

I just had sex education and learned about HIV. Now I am worried because my penis has been touching... Read more »

HIV Transmission via Toilet Seat/Toilet Paper

Hello, I recently went for an STD test at a free STD clinic in Downtown NYC. Pardon my somewhat... Read more »
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Colorado: AIDS After 30 Years -- Education of Youth Has Faded

"... Now that doctors know how people contract HIV, questions such as 'can I get AIDS from an infected toilet seat?' or 'can I get AIDS from an infected swimming pool?' might seem silly. "Teenagers born a decade after the first outbreak of the... Read more »
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Cut on finger and toilet seat

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
thanks for the responses! Much appreciated! Another 2 questions regarding HIV transmission -

1. I had a cut on my finger where I was fingering my girlfriend - does this pose as a risk for HIV for her to get infected if I had the virus or me getting... Read more »

HIV toilet seat blood?

Posted by tubbyone1, 1 Reply
I went to the public library restroom today & saw some blood on the toilet seat. I wiped it off with tissue paper, then sat anddid my business. i didn't see any blood left over, but after i got up, i saw some blood on the inner side of the seat.... Read more »

Hiv from used toilet paper?

Posted by LL1121, 1 Reply
Is it possible if a girl, who is hiv positve wiped after peeing and let it sit there till it dried then after someone else wiped with that same toilet paper, could they contract hiv from this?
Basically is it possible to catch hiv from using used... Read more »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »