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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 to those...
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 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 »

Can drinking HIV infected urine transfer hiv antibodies?

Can drinking large amounts of urine from an HIV infected person cause antibodies to HIV to be... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Quick Chlamydia Urine Test Accurate in Men

... A chlamydia test for males using first-void urine has proven effective in a study, and the rapidity of its results could offer patients same-day treatment, say British researchers. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Urine Test Could Make Cervical Cancer Testing Easier

...A novel urine screen for human papillomavirus (HPV) could facilitate care for HIV-positive women, US researchers reported. HIV-positive women Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Urine Test for Cervical Virus Seen as Promising

...detect cervical cancer, but such screening is not available in all parts of the world. Recent research has shown that testing urine can show what types of HPV are present in the cervix with a high degree of accuracy, therefore identifying which... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Urine Test Spots Chlamydia in Male Teens

... Routine urine screening for chlamydia is an effective means of detecting infections in sexually active young men, according Dr. Kathleen P. Read more »
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Transmission through urine?

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
...bathroom and the toilet, even though I wear gloves and wash my hands well, should I worry about being as carefull around his urine as I am around his blood? Does urine fall in the category of seman, breast milk, blood and vaginal fluids? 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. Read more »

changes in urine...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...after my encounter I noticed a drastic change in my urine.It started looking dark and frothy.I know i need to get this checked out,but i was just wondering is this ever a sign of HIV Read more »

HIV from Urine Droplets ???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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" his organ. In a careless manner, he shook it fast and hard that some of his urine droplets... Read more »