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Hiv And Toilet Water

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Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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 »
AIDS Survival Project

How Is the Water?

Our indelicate yet timely subject this issue is Cryptosporidium parvum ( C. parvum ). "Crypto," as it is often called, is a microscopic parasite that often lives in the intestines of infected animals and humans and released in bowel movements. It is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill That Would Require Federal Prisons to Provide Inmates With HIV Testing, Treatment, Counseling

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently introduced a bill (HR 1943 ) that would require federal prisons to provide inmates with HIV tests at the beginning and end of their incarcerations, CQ HealthBeat reports. The bill also would require federal... Read more »
Ask the Experts

PEANIS IN WATER (PENIS IN TOILET WATER)

when i go sit on any toilet public or home my penis haed is in the toilet bowl wateris there any special concers in this mattersigned always getting wet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Would your nickname happen to be "Hanging Chad"??? So just how long is that weapon of yours? Are we talking a trouser snake the size of an anaconda or does your "home entertainment center" have its own zip code?Well, big... Read more »

How risky is running a couple of fingers through toilet water?

How much of a risk of infection there is from running ones fingers through toilet water?Can HIV virus be present in a pretty clean toilet's water considering it is regularly used in an office?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
There is no risk from running your fingers through toilet water. You can do it to your heart's content. (I'm assuming we're talking about a toilet that's been flushed?)... Read more »

toilet water splash in eye

Feeling nauseous (I am two months pregnant), I had to rush to the restroom in the restaurant and as I threw up, I felt some water from the toilet splash in my eye. I had not checked in my haste to see if the toilet had been flushed before me. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no risk for infection with HIV or other STDs through contact with toilet water. HIV is only known to be transmitted through sex, blood contact, and from mother-to-infant.RMK... Read more »

toilet water

my mobile phone fallen in toilet.I took it moble phone quickly.some of water gone into my phone.now iam using that phone.if water contains hiv means,...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou cannot get HIV this way!HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

HIV from blood on Toilet paper?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,
if somebody that had hiv spilled a bit of their blood onto toilet paper, and then a minute later i used the toilet paper to wipe my vagina....would that put me at risk? i am extremely worried about this! 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 »