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Can I ge AIDS touching someones urinal?

I work In a hospital doing food service. I'm not suppose to touch urinals or anything like that. I howerever had to clear the table. There was a urinal with a little bit a urine in it. Earlier in the day I had a hang nail and ripped it off. I...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, touching the urinal would not pose a risk for HIV transmission. While HIV is found in the urine of an infected person, it is not possible to contract HIV from contact with the urine of an HIV-positive person because there are too few... Read more »

"Risk from getting open wound and fingerprick touched"

Hi there. I just tested negative ytd 3 months post an unprotected sexual exposure. What I did was the rapid antibody hiv fingerprick test. However because I was very happy ytd i went to a thai girls disco (kind of a self celebration). one of the bar...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is no risk for the situation you describe. Both your "open wound" and fingerprick were dried up and closed by the time they were touched. That's why I'm using quotation marks. Also, it's not... Read more »

doctor touched my penis with a pen (literally) and told me i can get aids from kissing (donation on the way)

Hi doca doctor not as lovely as yourself was looking at my penis and then touched it with a pennow i am paranoid that it broke the skin because i have a skin problem down there (he didnt mean to touch it but he was pointing at it)he is a derm and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Do you really think a dermatologist even one as clumsy and clueless as the one you describe would pop a woman's "something or other" with his pen? Silly boy. Dermatologists have specialized thingamajigs to pop... Read more »

Touching Urine Door Handle.

Hi, I recently grabbed a door handle that was previously urinated on judging by the smell of my palms. My palms were a bit wet. Can HIV get into the bloodstream from my skin through contact like this? I didn't experience any flu or anything...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-You must have either very short doors or very tall and talented people to be able to urinate directly on a door handle without creating what I would think would be a very large mess. Anyway, that not withstanding, urine does not transmit... Read more »
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HIV and urine - please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know little about HIV and how it is transmitted and yesterday something happened that made me begin to worry. I was using a public restroom when a drunk kid (I live in a college town) came to the urinal next to me. he was stumbling and when he... Read more »

Fingerring and touching anus opening

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please help me I am making myself sick with worry. I Fingered a girl of unknown HIV status (not inside her but just the vulva). She briefly rubbed her vagina. About 10 minutes later she pressed my anal opening with the same finger. Is there a risk... Read more »

ANY1 NEEDS ANY SUPPORT OR HELP GET IN TOUCH....

Posted by Str8ass, 3 Replies
Hi Every1,

ANY1WHO NEEDS ANY SUPPORT OR CHAT GET IN TOUCH - Ive been HIV 4yrs now and been trough the DARK and out the other end - Ive alot to share - and to be positive gets you through it all. Cheers Roars.... Read more »

touched blood in water

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
I think this is my OCD getting the better of me but here goes.

Last night at a Halloween punk/metal show I and a friend of mine had fake blood on our hands.

We washed them together in a bucket of water. He then said he cut his hand and was washing the... Read more »