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Please help me (BACKSPLASH, TOILET WATER, 2009)

Yesterday I had to pee really badly. I was at a coffee shop. the person before me did not flush the toilet as there was fesces in there.so, i flushed the toilet but one small tiny piece of fesces came back up. I did pee anyhow because I had to badly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Fesces"????? What's that?Feces that does not contain visible blood is not considered a risk for HIV transmission. Backsplash from an untidy tidy bowl is not an HIV risk! See below.Dr. BobA REAL Donation! (BACKSPLASH, TOILET WATER, 2009) Mar 26,... Read more »

OCD update - bloody towels, bloody toilet, bloody everything

Dr. Bob,Im one of the paranoid OCD people who seem to swarm to you. HIV is a common fear for OCD-ers with contamination issues. I dont know if youre at all curious about my progress; Id like to think so because you seem to care about people in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV fears are completely irrational and totally unwarranted. Your problem is psychological, not virologic. I urge you to continue to work with your therapist. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. (No McCain. No Sarah "I can see Russia... Read more »

Archive was faster (BACKSPLASH, TOILET WATER)

Dr. Hello,I have read almost all the archive, and among all what I had ready there are two or three posts that I really admired. In fact, they do not just answer my questions, but it has explained to me a lot of things that I did not know. I urge...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm delighted you read the archives and found the information and reassurance you needed. Hopefully others will do the same.Regarding your specific questions:1.There is no risk of contracting HIV from getting blood drawn. Period. The plastic... Read more »

Toilet Seats

I know this question has been answered but please respond. The other day I was not thinking and I sat down on the toilet seat in the restroom, I did not put anything down on the seat before I sat down. Totally freaked myself out about thirty minutes...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is not transmitted through contact with toilet seats or other objects in your day-to-day environment. Transmission of HIV is only possible if HIV infected FLUIDS (blood, semen, vaginal secretions) come into contact with MUCOUS MEMBRANES (the... Read more »
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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... Read more »

Is this anything to worry about?

Posted by thisonecrazyfool, 2 Replies
Ok. I bet this sounds stupid, but I'm a worry wart and need your guys' answers. So, today at work I was using the restroom. I put a toilet seat protector on and shortly after I noticed there was something red (blood) on the cover. I started to... Read more »

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blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ive been taking a class on culture and illness of pain and we recently talked about HIV. I was tested two years back and negative (I had no suspicion but did it anyways). However now I find myself out of my mind wondering/worrying if I could of... Read more »