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Can You Contract AIDS From Touching Blood

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a toilet paper with blood can I get Hiv

Hi I went t Wal-mart bathroom and I put 3 toilet covers went to the Bathroom and then I saw a toilet paper with blood can I get Hiv I did not touch itToilet paper was in the toilet I might have pee on it.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...No there is no risk of contracting HIV from this circumstance. You had no contact.Joe Read more »

Could i contract HIV?

Dear Doctor Bob, I should start by saying that i have a really bad case of OCD. my story is... Read more »

massage and menstrual blood

Hello Dr. BobI have approched your forum before, I am a very anxious person about this, so I have... Read more »
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ABC's Brothers & Sisters Tackles HIV/AIDS and the Over-50 Crowd

...health-related facts they see on TV. Perhaps this show can have an impact on older viewers to talk to their doctors about their risk of contracting HIV, use condoms and get tested. But before we give Brothers & Sisters major props, keep in... Read more »
The Body

What Is the Craziest Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?

...York City The craziest myth I have heard is that taking antiretrovirals before having unprotected sex will prevent you from contracting HIV.    Scilla Bennett, AIDS.gov Facing AIDS Project , Washington, D.C. The most... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Elton John Says Ryan White Turned His Life Around

...this year, and it's 20 years since Ryan died, because I got sober shortly afterward." Jeanne White-Ginder, White's mother, was touched that John returned to mark the anniversary of the youth's death. "I've always felt like he was my guardian... Read more »
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He Has HIV, She Doesn't--And They're in Love

Posted by Chloe1023, 1 Reply
...doesn't regret loving him or marrying him. Similarly, Gwenn and Shawn say they don't want HIV to mess with their love. Shawn, who contracted the virus from a blood transfusion as a child, is in good health, and doctors say that he has a good... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no visible cuts in my glans or in body of my penis.... Read more »

Help for the Worried Warts

Posted by JonCage, 2 Replies
...another, less well-known epidemic: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. There are those with OCD who have obsessive thoughts about contracting AIDS, and the results can be extremely punishing. These fears are actually part of a larger group of... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...idea the things that go through my head. If he has a little scratch or something on his arm....i won't touch anything that he touched because of it. I think that "ohh, maybe I can catch it from that". The other night, we ordered food....I... Read more »