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Is Toilet Seat Safe

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toilet seat

Hi Shannon, I have a question....I went to use the bathroom and when I got up I looked down and there was a little streak of blood on the seat. About the size of a small pea (if even that big) It had been at least 5-10 minutes before anyone was in...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiGetting HIV from a toilet seat is highly unlikely. HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and for HIV to enter into your body from the toilet seat you would have to have a fresh wound on your body where it contracts the blood. This is... Read more »

HIV Toilet Seat Transmission

On 4/5, I didn't sit on the toilet seat because there was blood on it. I cleaned the blood... Read more »

Vagina touched blood on toilet seat! Help me please!

Hi doctor,Please take this time to review my question. A little history of myself, I have anxiety... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Vagina touched toilet

Posted by Lyndsay1, 3 Replies
i was out drunk and went to the toilet and went to sit down and my vagina touched the toilet seat. I'm terrified i might have caught hep c or hiv. Help. Ps i have high anxiety and ocd which doesn't help

Thanks Read more »