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Toilet Water Splashes On Anus Hiv Risk

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toilet water splash in eye

Feeling nauseous (I am two months pregnant), I had to rush to the restroom in the restaurant and as I threw up, I felt some water from the toilet splash in my eye. I had not checked in my haste to see if the toilet had been flushed before me. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no risk for infection with HIV or other STDs through contact with toilet water. HIV is only known to be transmitted through sex, blood contact, and from mother-to-infant.RMK... Read more »

potential risk from water splash 2nd part

Hi Doctor Wohl,Thank you very much for the answer of my previous question.A follow up on my... Read more »

potential risk from water splash

Hi Doctor,Please, please answer my question as i am a little ocd about this thingI am very very... Read more »
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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 »

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 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 »