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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 »

Getting HIV virus from toilet

Hi I want to know how long does HIV virus live in toilet.... Read more »

Can you get hepatitis from toilet water splash back?

Hi Doctor, I would apprecite an answer to this question very much.I have honestly searched... Read more »
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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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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 »

Hiv from used toilet paper?

Posted by LL1121, 1 Reply
Is it possible if a girl, who is hiv positve wiped after peeing and let it sit there till it dried then after someone else wiped with that same toilet paper, could they contract hiv from this?
Basically is it possible to catch hiv from using used... Read more »

Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions... Read more »