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Toilet Splash Risks

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Toilet Water splash in eye. SCARED TO DEATH!

Ok, so I was using a public rest room. I flushed and the toilet got clogged. There was a plunger in there, so rather than be rude and leaving the toilet filled to the brim for the poor next guy, I decided to plunge the toilet. While doing so, a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not be concerned about a bit of splash of water in your eye as a risk factor. Read more »

HIV transmission from water splash in the eye/s in public restroom

I went to a movie theater yesterday. I was splashed in the eye with water by someone who had just... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted from body fluids (including blood) splash

Hello. I am a nurse in the CV-ICU (cardiovascular ICU) and a few days ago we had an HIV positive... Read more »
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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
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Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... 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 »

Need your advice!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all, Not sure if it's even a risk at all. As a janitor, my job is to clean crummy toilets. The other day, there was a brown stain on the toilet wall which I used warm water to splash it away. However, a few drops of the water hit near my eye... Read more »

What are you worried about today?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK - so we are all smart enough to know how HIV is transmitted. But yet we still worry about casual contact, like: 1) "thinking" you stepped on a needle - you would KNOW! 2) stepping on a nail 3) splashing toilet water 4) Thinking Nurse using dirty... Read more »