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Can You Get Aids From Using Public Toilets
Unprotected sex: Aids is spread during unprotected anal, vaginal or oral sex with a partner who has AIDS. It is not spread through the air, on doorknobs or toilets, etc. So you have to work a little to get it. If you are unsure about your partner in sex, always protect yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bodily fluids: Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. Hiv is spread in bodily fluids, including semen, vaginal secretions, blood, and breast milk. People usually get aids by having unprotected sex with an infected partner, sharing needles with an infected person, or breastfeeding from an infected mother. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Little or no risk: Extremely rare if ever. I believe there are no proved cases of it ever happening. One estimate, from a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is that if the oral partner has HIV, the transmission risk is 1 in 20,000. That's equivalent to receiving BJs from infected partners once a day for 55 years before transmission might be likely, i.e. zero risk for practical purposes. ...Read more
Becoming more common: According to the CDC incidence of HIV/AIDs in women has been steadily increasing over the years. In 1985, 7% of AIDS cases were in adult women compared to 27% in 2007. Women from minority populations typically are at greater risk, as well as those in rural or poorer neighborhoods with limited access to healthcare. ...Read more
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