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Can Toilet Seats Cause Hiv

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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

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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 »

Vagina in contact with blood on toilet seat!! Please help me

Hi doctor,Please take this time to review my question. A little history of myself, I have anxiety... Read more »

Vagina touched blood on toilet seat! Help me please!

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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 »

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 »

Dirty Toilet Rim Water in Eye

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was recently went to a unisex toilet, and somehow managed to have some water splash from the rim into my eye. The rim was pretty dirty but didn't have any noticeable blood, but it could have had other body fluids on it. What is the risk here? I... Read more »

Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions... Read more »