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Toilet Seat Risks

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Risk (from toilet seats)?

Why is it that everyone claims that HIV cannot be transmitted from toilet seats? What happens if there was infectious fluid left on the seats, like menstrual blood and vaginal fluid for example, which is a possible scenario in women's...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know what toilets you've been in, but I've not encountered menstrual blood or vaginal fluids on toilet seats and have a hard time imagining how such fluids could get there, anatomically speaking. And even if these fluids were... Read more »

Herpes risk from yourself or toilet seat "An Uneducated Guess"

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HIV Transmission via Toilet Seat/Toilet Paper

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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 »

Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions... Read more »