Can you catch a std through public restrooms?

Question

I was working and changing the toilet paper the holder fell on my hands cutting me. Im very concerned cause the holder is right beside the toilet. People use all the time. Could I catch a std from this? I know urine can sometimes splash when the toilet is flushed and Id rather be safe than sorry.

Answer

Hello- No this would not constitute a risk for HIV. There is no evidence that HIV has been transmitted through casual contact/contact with objects in the day-to-day environment. Take care, LHW