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Can You Catch HIV From 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 »

Can I ge AIDS touching someones urinal?

I work In a hospital doing food service. I'm not suppose to touch urinals or anything like... 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 »
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Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

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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 »

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 »