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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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »
Ask the Experts

hiv on toilet paper

Hi thereI have recently become worried that I may have been infected with hiv after using toilet paper in a public restroom that I had blown my nose with, I noticed there was a wet patch on the tissue that had touched near my mouth, and I was...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, you can't be infected in this way.... Read more »

Hiv from toilet paper

Dear Lisa, I was in a public wc and, after urinating I used a toilet paper which was there, it seems clean. Can I be infected? Thank you!...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereHIV, the virus that causes AIDS is in blood, semen, vaginal fluids and breast milk. To create an infection, one of these four body fluids with HIV in it must come into immediate and direct contact with the bloodstream or a mucous membrane... Read more »

HIV from toilet seat zit

I just went to the toilet and there was dried blood on the toilet seat but it was the only one that was free and I really needed to go. I put toilet paper on the seat, and hovered above it, but some of the toilet paper came away and my buttock...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
No no no. There is no risk from this situation.This is also the kind of question that comes up on here a lot. You should review the archives to review why there's no risk (basically if there was HIV in the blood it was dead after being out in... Read more »

HIV Toilet Seat Transmission

On 4/5, I noticed there was blood on the seat, and I did not sit on the toilet seat. I cleaned up the blood using Clorox wipes. I did not see any blood on my hands. Pardon my graphic description but I then wiped myself in the tub on my butt and...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:No. You would not be at risk for HIV in this situtation.In health,Richard... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India: Condom Vending Machines to Be Set Up in Delhi Public Toilets

Vending machines dispensing condoms and oral contraceptives will be set up in public toilets by the Delhi city, India, administration. The machines will be installed on an experimental basis at 10 toilet blocks initially and, if successful, will be... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Comments on the CDC's "Draft Guidelines for HIV Case Surveillance, Including Monitoring HIV Infection & AIDS"

I. Introduction Resolution of the debate about whether to require the reporting of the names of those who test positive for HIV must turn on the actual usefulness of this information to provide a comprehensive picture of the HIV epidemic, which in... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. ... Read more »