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Chances Of Catching HIV From Touching Urine

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...(if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about whether specific sexual acts are riskier than others, check out these frequently asked questions from...
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WEL-CUM Dr. BOB: Molesting a urinal?

I don't know about you or anyone else who read that post, but I couldn't stop thinking about what this guy was potentially doing to that poor urinal. Plus, he was getting off on it to boot!I've pissed in many public restrooms over the years. I can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hade to shut Mr. Happy in to stop cut the wire short. My penis did not touch the seat. HOWEVER, ISN'T PRE-CUM A GOOD MEDIUM FOR HIV TO TRAVEL UP INSIDE ME??? I AM WORRIED, PLEASE HELP.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Let me get this straight.... Read more »

plumbing and hiv

Dear Doc, I have alot of anxiety right now about being a plumber and not wearing gloves all the time and having cuts on my hands. Does hiv in urine or feces deactivate rapidly in toilet water or does it live for a long period of time. do i have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Anxious Plumber,Relax Max. Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. Urine and feces do not transmit HIV, unless they contain visible blood. Even if some of your Read more »

last ever question about toilets?

Dear Dr Bob,Please ignore my previous query (if you can tell whose is whose) as I just answered it myself by looking through the archives as you suggest. Sorry. I think that perhaps the reason 'the question that never dies' about toilets arises...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...only to the dreaded mosquito question. Your fears, like others with toilet terrors or porta-potty paranoia, are unwarranted. HIV does not live very long outside the body. So unless there is a gaggle of gals all inserting tampons in the same... Read more »

Absolutely Stupid Father and Husband (SALIVA, SWEAT, URINE) (WATERSPORTS)(HIV BASICS)

Dr. Frascino, thank you for all you do. I have a question and I am hoping that you will answer. I had protected oral receptive sex with an HIV+ friend. I am male. To my knowledge the rubber stayed intact but my worry is of the following. I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you had protected "insertive," not "receptive," oral sex. Assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail, your HIV-acquisition risk would be nonexistent. Saliva does not transmit HIV, unless there is visible blood present. See... Read more »
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Just a personal thought

Posted by Anonymous
...bugs me are the germs/bacteria that resides on environmental surfaces e.g. toilet sinks, taps, doorknobs etc. I know that the HIV virus does not live well on such surfaces and there has never been a documented case of any person who's gotten HIV... Read more »

Need your help...thanks!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...would be kind enough to help me with. 1) Toilet taps - I had a bleeding thumb the other day and I was washing it when my wound touched the tap. 2) Urinals - I was urinating at the urinal when my privates touched the urinal surface. 3) Doorknobs... Read more »

HIV and urine - please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I know little about HIV and how it is transmitted and yesterday something happened that made me begin to worry. I was using a public restroom when a Read more »

Probably infected now

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...urine but then I looked at the floor and there was too much, some urine went down my leg but I got to dry it before it even touched my pants. I put my pants on and sprayed a lot of perfume in the whole area, cuz it has alcohol and I suppose it... Read more »