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If Blood Is On Paper Can It Transmit AIDS

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a toilet paper with blood can I get Hiv

Hi I went t Wal-mart bathroom and I put 3 toilet covers went to the Bathroom and then I saw a toilet paper with blood can I get Hiv I did not touch itToilet paper was in the toilet I might have pee on it.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...No there is no risk of contracting HIV from this circumstance. You had no contact.Joe Read more »

Can i catch HIV or hepatitis from dried blood on toilet paper.

HiI was at a friends house when i went to use the toilet for no 2. i usually experience bleeding... Read more »

blood on sink in airplane

Dear Dr.Bob and Dear All,I work as a flight attendant and have not found a similar question... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...using the stall. It finally came to my turn to use the stall. I had just finished my business and was about to use the toilet paper to clean up. For some reason, and I'm really regretting it now, I accidently swiped the toilet paper against the... Read more »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
...risk of catching HIV from using that toilet paper. I am afraid that someone who used the roll before me may have pour infected blood into the roll, or he could eject sperm into the roll....Then when I used that roll to wipe my vagina and anus,... Read more »

blood exposure- please help!

Posted by scared_elf, 2 Replies
...the copying brought the documents out and apologized as she accidentally stapled her finger and got about 1cm of blood on the paper. Unfortunately, she told me this while I was touching the bloody area. The documents must have been lying there... Read more »