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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Toilet Seat

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HIV Transmission via Toilet Seat/Toilet Paper

Hello, I recently went for an STD test at a free STD clinic in Downtown NYC. Pardon my somewhat graphic description, but I used the bathroom (which was not very clean at all) to do my business (#2). I used the toilet paper available to clean myself...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:The answer to your question is none. Zero. There is no risk of transmission from a situation like this. HIV does not live well outside of the body. Within a minutes time, the virus will start to die, leaving it unable to infect someone. In... Read more »

HIV Toilet Seat Transmission

On 4/5, I noticed there was blood on the seat, and I did not sit on the toilet seat. I cleaned up... Read more »

Transmission from blood spot on toilet seat

Went to the restroom at work and didn't realize until standing up that there was a small blood... 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 getting... Read more »

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 »

Dirty Toilet Rim Water in Eye

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was recently went to a unisex toilet, and somehow managed to have some water splash from the rim into my eye. The rim was pretty dirty but didn't have any noticeable blood, but it could have had other body fluids on it. What is the risk here? I... Read more »

Risk of transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I was at this bar, decent place but the bathroom was very dirty, I am female, I went to pee and of course I didn't seat on the toilet, I pulled down my jeans almost to my knees, I don't know if they touched the floor but the floor was dirty, I swear... Read more »