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Toilet Splash Should I Get Tested

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Can you get hepatitis from toilet water splash back?

Hi Doctor, I would apprecite an answer to this question very much.I have honestly searched 'hepatitis from toilet water splash back,' 'can you get hepatitis from toilet water?' and 'hepatitis and water,' in all the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would NOT consider this a risk....... Read more »

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... Read more »

toilet water splash in eye

Feeling nauseous (I am two months pregnant), I had to rush to the restroom in the restaurant and as... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ethiopian Government Working to Improve Access to Clean Toilets, Safe Water for People Living With HIV

PlusNews examines how a lack of access to clean toilets, safe drinking water, and "information on the prevention of common opportunistic infections means many Ethiopians living with HIV continue to contract easily preventable diseases." The news... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India: Condom Vending Machines to Be Set Up in Delhi Public Toilets

Vending machines dispensing condoms and oral contraceptives will be set up in public toilets by the Delhi city, India, administration. The machines will be installed on an experimental basis at 10 toilet blocks initially and, if successful, will be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: David Bromstad Unveils Mural for HIV Testing Initiative

Tuesday, Sept. 27, is designated as National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and in recognition, artist David Bromstad has unveiled a mural he created to promote HIV testing. "I want people to be encouraged and know that getting tested is just... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canadian Province Looking at Some Mandatory Blood Tests

On Tuesday, Manitoba's Tory health critic, Kelvin Goertzen, introduced a bill to allow first responders, crime victims, and Good Samaritans who are accidentally splashed with someone else's blood to obtain a court-ordered test of that blood for HIV... 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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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 »

Blood splash risk?

Posted by lizzy, 1 Reply
So I am probably worrying over nothing. I work in a lab and felt very stupid as was not wearing gloves at the time. I was uncapping blood samples and whilst doing so a couple of drops of serum (blood) flicked onto my thumb. I washed it thoroughly... Read more »

HIV from blood on Toilet paper?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,
if somebody that had hiv spilled a bit of their blood onto toilet paper, and then a minute later i used the toilet paper to wipe my vagina....would that put me at risk? i am extremely worried about this! Read more »