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Salmonellosis

...more likely to have a severe illness. What sort of germ is Salmonella? Salmonella is actually a group of bacteria that can cause diarrheal illness in humans. They are microscopic living creatures that pass from the feces of people or animals to other people or other animals. There are many different kinds of Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella serotype Typhimurium and Salmonella serotype Enteritidis are the most common in the...
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Sorry for this question (PENIS TOUCHED TOILET)

Hi Dr. sorry to send you this question again but I couldn't find any similar question, I apologize if I haven't be able to check it properly and there is instead something similar. I did touch the toilet bowl dirty with urine from previous people...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ATNC (answer that never changes). No risk! You cannot contract HIV if your Mr. Happy touches a dirty toilet bowl soiled with poop or pee. See below.Dr. BobPEANIS IN WATER (PENIS IN TOILET WATER)May 7, 2008 when i go sit on any toilet public or... Read more »

plumbing and hiv

Dear Doc, I have alot of anxiety right now about being a plumber and not wearing gloves all the time and having cuts on my hands. Does hiv in urine or feces deactivate rapidly in toilet water or does it live for a long period of time. do i have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and urine do contain HIV, but have not been reported to transmit the disease (apart from two cases involving transmission from fecal matter via cut skin). Mosquitoes, fleas, and other insects do not transmit HIV. If you are sexually active,... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and urine do contain HIV, but have not been reported to transmit the disease (apart from two cases involving transmission from fecal matter via cut skin). Mosquitoes, fleas, and other insects do not transmit HIV. If you are sexually active,... Read more »

Another Donation, Another Question

Hi Dr. Frascino,Firstly, thanks for all the help thus far! What a resource this site is...I just made another donation to your Foundation; Verisign ID #xxxxxxxxxx and I have a question...I recently received protected (latex condom) oral sex from a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and urine do contain HIV, but have not been reported to transmit the disease (apart from two cases involving transmission from fecal matter via cut skin). Mosquitoes, fleas, and other insects do not transmit HIV. If you are sexually active,... Read more »
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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...you or your partner have mouth sores (such as oralherpes lesions). Look at your partner's genitals for lesions (cuts or scrapes). If you find something, don't believe your partner if he or she tells you itwas caused by the... Read more »
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...mouth, My throat is soar, I am always tired. I yaun 20 times a day, i feel sleepy, I burp all the time. espc after I eat. My stools are always changing, at first it was dhiarea, now they are just soft. When i go to the bathroom and leave stools,... Read more »

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Just a personal thought

Posted by Anonymous
...urinating at the urinal when my privates touched the urinal surface. 3) Doorknobs - Some fella did not wash his hands after poo-ing in the loo and just walked out. Any chance of getting something from the toilet doorknob? 4) Toilet seat - I was... Read more »

Need your help...thanks!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...urinating at the urinal when my privates touched the urinal surface. 3) Doorknobs - Some fella did not wash his hands after poo-ing in the loo and just walked out. Any chance of getting something from the toilet doorknob? 4) Toilet seat - I was... Read more »