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Can You Get An Std From Using A Public Restroom
STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more
Can you get any type of STD from toliet water splashing up on your genitals when using a public restroom?
Here's some...: Clinically, it's unlikely to contract STD although hidden risk always exists. But we cannot live in a risk-free environ. In reality, just have to keep ourselves healthy so we can defend ourselves better by practicing quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. In other words, do whatever within our control now and don't waste time to worry about what is beyond our control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ok i'm scared... Went to a public restroom did not sit... Urinated and it splashed from toilet seat to my vagina.. Can i get hiv, other STDs or bv?
No: In 36 years of being an infectious disease specialist I have never seen one patient who was infected by sitting on a public toilet seat or urine splash from one. Don't worry you are not infected from this. I'm more concerned that you say you have unprotected sex. If any of your contacts have ever been infected with herpes, hiv, syphillis etc. You are at risk from this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my son get HIV or other STDs from touching something in a public restroom (not toilet) and then putting his fingers in his mouth for a second
Friend threw up. Went to restroom. I didn't know she didn't clean hands. She played a game, ialso.Scratch my eyes. Can i get an STD by scratching eyes?
I went to Portugal. Some restrooms didn't have soap.I could only wash my hands with water in 2 restrooms.What diseases can I get?Hep A,B,C? HIV? STD?
Traveling the world: One gets to use countless public toilets when traveling the world. The good thing is, one gets to see and experience the world with her own eyes. The bad thing is, one can catch almost anything and everything from public restrooms. Hand-washing (thoroughly) with water should be adequate, but carrying alcohol hand-gel during travels will add a layer of safety. Luck plays a part, too. ...Read more
Facilities vs. ??: I would say that the risk of picking up an std having sex with someone you met in the restroom would be fairly high. However, simply using the facilities themselves, you would not be exposed to any stds. There are a number of bacteria and infections that you may come in contact with, which could infect open wounds (staph, mrsa), but your stds would require direct exposure to body fluids. ...Read more
I have an odorless white chunky discharge recently with a very very mild itch. I have slight discomfort after using the restroom when wiping and just realized the discharge after 1 day of my last intercourse. I have been checked for stds recently and had
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