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Can You Get HIV From Toilet Splash

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Can I get HIV through toilet splash?

Hi, very sorry if this has been brought up before, but I am concerned due to the specific conditions as I was using a toilet with someone else's blood in it, had splashback and as I have anal fissures, I was worried about HIV infection?Thank...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Thanks for you question,There's <b>no risk</b> from the situation you're describing. None. You're right, we've covered similar situations here in the past, but I understand if it's more comforting to get an... Read more »

toilet water splash in eye

Feeling nauseous (I am two months pregnant), I had to rush to the restroom in the restaurant and as... Read more »

Can you get hepatitis from toilet water splash back?

Hi Doctor, I would apprecite an answer to this question very much.I have honestly searched... Read more »
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Toilet concerns:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a few questions about HIV transmission.

if there was menstrual blood in a toilet, and it splashed up on your rectum or vagina, is it possible to get infected?
same question for if there were feces, urine, regular blood or snot in the toilet.
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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 »

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 »

HIV from blood on Toilet paper?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,
if somebody that had hiv spilled a bit of their blood onto toilet paper, and then a minute later i used the toilet paper to wipe my vagina....would that put me at risk? i am extremely worried about this! Read more »