A 22-year-old female asked:
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can you get hiv from a toilet seat with dried blood on it?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Very unlikely: unless you have an open wound, the chances of transmission of HIV is very remote
Answered on Feb 23, 2016
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The HI virus does not survive outside the body.
Answered on Mar 31, 2018
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
No: no
Answered on May 11, 2015
Dr. Opeoluwa Eleyinafe
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Assuming you don't have any broken skin, it's unlikely for the virus to be transmitted. If the blood is dry, it's also unlikely the virus is still alive. While the situation you're describing sounds unpleasant, I doubt HIV transmission would occur.
Answered on Oct 9, 2017
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No, very unlikely: But if you remain concerned you should get tested. It is important to bear in mind that whilst HIV may live for some time outside the body, HIV transmission has not been reported as a consequence of contact with spillages of blood, semen or other body fluids,
Answered on Oct 2, 2015
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