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Is Urine Safe

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Is urine safe?

I recently saw a sign, next to several others from AIDS prevention organizations, in a restroom of a bar in San Francisco that stated in block letters that "URINE IS STERILE." I was in a rush and did not read the whole sign. Thinking back...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Good question, and I would also post this to the safe sex forum. Urine is usually free of bacteria, hence it is considered sterile. It is not considered a high risk fluid in that there has not been much evidence of virus in urine. Thus, contact of... Read more »

Is urine-drinking safe?

I like to drink my mistress urine, is it dangerous or a save sexual game ? Icant find any answer on... Read more »

Chance of HIV in swallowing urine

My new girlfriend urinated in my mouth during orgasm. I ended up swallowing some. We have been... Read more »
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how safe is safe sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies




I've read on reliable websites (webmd.com) that using a latex condom is 98-100 effective in preventing HIV infection. Has anyone ever been infected with HIV after having protected sex where there was no break or slips in the condom? Is it... Read more »

How Safe Is Safe?

Posted by dancin_man, 4 Replies
I am newly diagnosed gay male who is trying to navigate his way through dealing with this process. Obviously testing positive brings up a whole array of issues dealing with sex, and I wanted to use this forum to raise my issues/questions, and get... Read more »

HIV from Urine Droplets ???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello,

Can someone pls advise ?

I was using the adjacent urinal in the public men's toilet on 29 Apr 2000. The other urinal was occupied by another guy. After he has done so (pee), it could be seen that he wanted to rid urine remains by "shaking"... Read more »

Urine Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,
I took a Urine Test for HIV at 8 months. First off, how accurate is a urine test for HIV and by the way, I tested negative for antibodies. Is this a good sign?

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