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Can You Get Hepatitis From Toilet Seat

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Hep B from Feces on Toilet Seat?

I recently used a public restroom. After I was done, I noticed there was a bit of dry, crusty poop on the seat, which I came into contact with. I decided to be nice, and clean it off for the next person.Am I at risk for contracting hepatitis B or C...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No you are not at risk.... Read more »

HIV Transmission via Toilet Seat/Toilet Paper

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Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Other viral hepatitis infections Hepatitis A Hepatitis A (HAV) is found in faeces (stool). People become infectedwhen faeces from an infected person enters theirmouth. This may occur when food (including raw... 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 »

Vagina touched toilet

Posted by Lyndsay1, 3 Replies
i was out drunk and went to the toilet and went to sit down and my vagina touched the toilet seat. I'm terrified i might have caught hep c or hiv. Help. Ps i have high anxiety and ocd which doesn't help

Thanks 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 »