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Can You Get Hiv From Period Blood On A Toilet Seat

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

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) HIV Illness How HIV is...
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Please help me (BACKSPLASH, TOILET WATER, 2009)

Yesterday I had to pee really badly. I was at a coffee shop. the person before me did not flush the toilet as there was fesces in there.so, i flushed the toilet but one small tiny piece of fesces came back up. I did pee anyhow because I had to badly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,"Fesces"????? What's that?Feces that does not contain visible blood is not considered a risk for HIV transmission. Backsplash from an untidy tidy bowl is not an HIV risk! See below.Dr. BobA REAL Donation! (BACKSPLASH, TOILET WATER, Read more »

A REAL Donation! (BACKSPLASH, TOILET WATER, 2009)

I'm actually going to make a real donation and not just claim to. I will donate $40 for a simple Q&A.I recently had to use a public restroom at a park. DISGUSTING to say the least! I didn't sit on the toilet, I popped a squat and peed. As I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Her we go again; another toilet backsplash question. Your HIV risk from squatting, peeing and getting backsplashed in a disgusting public restroom are nonexistent, even if you noted blood Read more »

menstrual blood residue

Hello,Firstly thank you for providing such a fantastic resource.Sorry for asking what may be a very paranoid question, but here we go:I live with HIV+ women and am concerned about coming into contact with traces of menstrual blood left behind on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,What do I think? Well, even better, I can tell you what I know! HIV is not transmitted by casual contact. Period. Even if you were using door handles as a dildo, your HIV-acquisition risk would Read more »

New Friends have HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT)

My wife met a nice couple and we have been hanging out with them. They told her when they first met that they are HIV positive. I know it is just my ignorance of this disease but I admit I'm a little nervous and I shouldn't be. I know most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You're correct. You're a little nervous, but you shouldn't be!!! HIV is not transmitted by casual contact. See below. Also, check out the archives of this forum. We have an entire chapter devoted Read more »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...once every month for fear that I may put my dear ones at risk as I am sometimes rather careless about hygiene. I fear that my menses can put my family risk if they acciently came into contact with the blood. I wash the toilet like crazy and do... Read more »

Is this anything to worry about?

Posted by thisonecrazyfool, 2 Replies
...that's how it happened. I'm just paranoid. So I guess what I'm trying to get at is: if it were someone else's blood which was HIV+ and it did come in contact with my vagina, is transmission possible at all? Read more »

Blood Supply

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...what is done to keep the blood supply safe? I know that tests are run on all blood that is donated but how do they detect HIV in the blood of someone that is in the window period? E.g. If someone was to donate 3 or 4 weeks after they were... Read more »

Please Help! I am afraid I caught HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the presence of mind to discard it? I can't understand. Now I have to live with the thought that I may have exposed myself to HIV infection. I mean, the toilet paper which came into contact with the seat actually also came into contact with my... Read more »