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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 »

A REAL Donation! (BACKSPLASH, TOILET WATER, 2009)

I'm actually going to make a real donation and not just claim to. I will donate $40 for a simple Q&A.I recently had to use a public restroom at a park. DISGUSTING to say the least! I didn't sit on the toilet, I popped a squat and peed. As I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Her we go again; another toilet backsplash question. Your HIV risk from squatting, peeing and getting backsplashed in a disgusting public restroom are nonexistent, even if you noted blood on the "WHOLE inside of the toilet" and even if you have... 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 »

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 »
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What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... 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... 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... Read more »

Toilet concerns:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a few questions about HIV transmission. if there was menstrual blood in a toilet, and it splashed up on your rectum or vagina, is it possible to get infected? same question for if there were feces, urine, regular blood or snot in the toilet.... Read more »