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Contracting Hepatitis By Toilet Seats

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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

Hello, I recently went for an STD test at a free STD clinic in Downtown NYC. Pardon my somewhat... Read more »

Herpes risk from yourself or toilet seat "An Uneducated Guess"

Hey I just had a question to ask(let it be known I am a guy) Please tell me that it's not even... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four Transplant Recipients Contract HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

Four transplant recipients in Chicago in January contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a high-risk organ donor due to a "rarely encountered flaw" in the test used to detect those diseases, the Chicago Tribune reports. A United Network for Organ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China: Local Officials Punished After Eight Patients Contract Hepatitis C

Six people have been fired or suspended for their role in the hepatitis C virus infections of eight patients in Henan province. The eight were receiving dialysis treatments at Xin'an County People's Hospital, according to the county government,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CMS Officials Investigate Case Involving Four Transplant Recipients Who Contracted HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

Health officials from CMS , which oversees organ procurement programs and hospitals in the U.S., are investigating the three hospitals involved in the case of four transplant recipients in the Chicago area who in January contracted HIV and hepatitis... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Reviewing Whether Contract With Chiron Has Inhibited Research on Hepatitis C Treatments

CDC is reviewing a 14-year-old government agreement with Emeryville, Calif.-based biotechnology company Chiron that allows the company "so much control" over hepatitis C research that competitors say they have abandoned plans to enter the field,... 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 »

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 »