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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 »

PEG TUBE SPLASH TO EYE OF HIV+ PATIENT

i AM AN RN AND ON NOV. 9, 2008, I WAS GIVING MEDS VIA PEG TUBE TO AND AIDS PATIENT W/HIGH VIRAL... Read more »
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Toilet concerns:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a few questions about HIV transmission.

if there was menstrual blood in a toilet, and it splashed up on your rectum or vagina, is it possible to get infected?
same question for if there were feces, urine, regular blood or snot in the toilet.
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Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »

Hiv from used toilet paper?

Posted by LL1121, 1 Reply
Is it possible if a girl, who is hiv positve wiped after peeing and let it sit there till it dried then after someone else wiped with that same toilet paper, could they contract hiv from this?
Basically is it possible to catch hiv from using used... 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 »