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Chance Of Getting AIDS From Toilet Splash

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Getting AIDS from a public toilet

Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to get AIDS from water splashing up from apublic toilet and coming in contact with theanus. In this particular instance, I had flushed the toilet before using it, butthere appeared to be small residual bits of...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
This is probably coming from one of my patients who's having fun with me (I knowwho you are!), but just in case it's for real, I'll answer the question. . .. . .No.... Read more »

Safe practices after blood splash

Hey Doc,My wife is a nurse and was splashed last week with HIV positive blood, with a few drops to... Read more »

OCD update - bloody towels, bloody toilet, bloody everything

Dr. Bob,Im one of the paranoid OCD people who seem to swarm to you. HIV is a common fear for... Read more »
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whats my chance of getting AIDS by giving oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a sex worker in China. It lasted for about 1-2 minutes and I didn't feel any cuts in my mouth. What would be the possibility of me contracting AIDS this way assuming if she was HIV positive?

This is the most... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis

Posted by Antre, 1 Reply
Hi. I would like to ask about the chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis and touch body fluids. Moreover what are the chances if these body fluids where out of the body for some minutes?

One friend of mine wanted to have sex at a brothel and... Read more »

oral sex and chances of getting disease

Posted by yasar2040, 1 Reply
Hi,

I am a married man, my wife does not like to have oral sex. But I have been really crazy about it.

I had taken a massage service by a lady, out of excitement I paid extra money and asked lady to massage private part. I also touched my tongue to... Read more »

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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