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Do People Catch HIV From Toilet Seat

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Ask the Experts

Can you get AIDS From Toilet Seat?

All people in my workplace try to make sure they don't use the same toiletcubicle as my friend with HIV. But I thought you could not get it from theseat....
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS is in blood, semen, vaginal fluids andbreast milk. To create an infection, one of these four body fluids with HIVin it must come into immediate and direct contact with the bloodstream or amucous membrane of another... Read more »

Risk (from toilet seats)?

Why is it that everyone claims that HIV cannot be transmitted from toilet seats? What happens if... Read more »

URGENT - 4 YEAR OLD - PENIS - TOILET SEAT

Hello,I hope that you can respond to my email at the shortest delay.My son and I were using a... Read more »
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Ethiopian Government Working to Improve Access to Clean Toilets, Safe Water for People Living With HIV

PlusNews examines how a lack of access to clean toilets, safe drinking water, and "information on the prevention of common opportunistic infections means many Ethiopians living with HIV continue to contract easily preventable diseases." The news... Read more »
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Connect With Others

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »

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 »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »