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Can You Catch HIV From Toilet Seat

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Risk (from toilet seats)?

Why is it that everyone claims that HIV cannot be transmitted from toilet seats? What happens if there was infectious fluid left on the seats, like menstrual blood and vaginal fluid for example, which is a possible scenario in women's...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know what toilets you've been in, but I've not encountered menstrual blood or vaginal fluids on toilet seats and have a hard time imagining how such fluids could get there, anatomically speaking. And even if these fluids were... 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 »

HIV from toilet seat zit

I just went to the toilet and there was dried blood on the toilet seat but it was the only one that... Read more »
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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 »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »