Should I Get Tested After Urine Contact

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i was pouring urine using a bedpan in to the toilet and i had a splash to my eye when the urine came in contact with the toilet water now it could have been water , now if that was urine splash to my eye would you consider that a risk for...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If you are a healthcare worker, you should always report any incident for your own protection.However, I would not suggest testing because mucosal splashes are extremely low risk and it appears that the splash probably involved water as well. Read more »

my blood came in contact with urine of hiv positive. Very scared.

Dr. Bob, I have bad anal tears, i am not using steriods(hydro cortisone) and i itch my anus a lot, and pretty much every day it bleeds. What happened the other day was i went to my friends place, he is HIV positive. The flush in his apartment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk from backsplash and/or sleeping on your buddy's bed is nonexistent. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No HIV tests are warranted. However, you do have a medical problem: your "scratched, wounded, blooded anal"!... Read more »

Contact with urine, could I be infected?

Dr. Conway,This will be kind of an odd question, but I am concerned about HIV contact. I was at a nightclub washroom stall urinating when my cellphone fell out of my hand and into the toilet. The toilet handle was not working, so I could tell that...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...To my knowledge, there have not been any cases of HIV transmitted from the urine of an infected person to the skin of an unifected one. As you say, the urine is considered a sterile fluid and I would not consider Read more »

Hepatitis B & C, risks, tests

Dear Dr. McGovern,I live outside the USA in a country where hep. B is endemic, and I'm not able to communicate well with local doctors. STD and hepatitis limited, even in the local language.I would sincerely appreciate your expert opinion.I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your hepatitis B panel confirms that you have been protected. I would not bother with the other panel of tests for hepatitis B or for any of the other STDs. Continue to use good judgment; keep in mind condoms for any sexual intercourse you may have... Read more »
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Myths About HIV

...HIV. The myth : "I'm safe because I'm a virgin." The reality: Virgin is just a label. If you have had no sexual contact at all, you're not at risk through sexual transmission. If you have had oral or anal sex, but consider yourself a... Read more »
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Utilizing the Internet to Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections: Results of a Survey and Accuracy Testing

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Posted by Anonymous The Health Leader Award 2006 Site of the Week November 2003 Listed in Fact Sheet 102 HIV TESTING WHAT IS HIV TESTING? HOW DO I GET TESTED? WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies does not affect my urine stream as i've heard a STD may. doesn't crust over the opening of my penis either. after sexual contact it seems it takes forever for my penis to clear of cum even after a few urinations. also after a bowel movement... Read more »

Negative after 10 weeks

Posted by Janes, 3 Replies
...would be different. Still not at the 13 weeks though. See my previous posts for symptoms I experienced from 2 weeks on since contact. Still now I have enlarged nodes, muscle and joint pains. Could It be anxiety or am I just late.. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? Read more »