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A 36-year-old male asked:

At work cleaning area around the toilet..we did not have a mop so i used paper towels and simple green cleaner.my worry is that i got some of the urine on my hand and maybe i did not notice of i touched my eyes or mouth. do i have to worry std/hiv

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Probably not: However, are you provided with gloves and mask? At the same time, I am concerned if you weren't provided a mop. I would clean hands well with soap and water after dealing with contaminated surfaces. It is unlikely that you will get an STD from this. In the future, for your wellbeing - please be prepared to be able to protect yourself.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. F: You should HPV and Hep B vaccination, in addition to the usual precautions when dealing with body fluids. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Wish you good health!

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