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Can you get HIV from urine on a toilet?

Can you get HIV from urine on a toilet?

No: Body fluids such as urine, tears, and sweat are typically acellular, meaning there are no cells present. The concern would be if there were red blood cells. Assuming the urine on the toilet seat was nonbloody, you are at no risk for getting HIV on a toilet seat. In fact, even if the urine was bloody, your intact skin is a good enough barrier against HIV infection. No worries! ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Is it possible for you to get HIV from urine on toilet brush?

Is it possible for you to get HIV from urine on toilet brush?

No: You need fresh blood or semen forced through the skin into your bloodstream. If you have the obsessive idea that you are going to get HIV from every trivial contact, you'll end up a prisoner of your emotions. A physician can help with these unwanted thoughts. Your primary care doctor can get you a referral. ...Read more

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Niece got water on bag after using public toilet don't know if it is water or urine it touched open wounds on my hands can I get HIV or hepatitis?

Niece got water on bag after using public toilet don't know if it is water or urine it touched open wounds on my hands can I get HIV or hepatitis?

No: This is perhaps the 20th bizarre scenario asking about HIV / hepatitis c transmission, and perhaps the tenth in which the asker has open wounds on the hands. It's my fervent hope that the individual (i believe only one) who is sending these will find peace and assurance by whatever means, and a realistic way of overcoming what must be a crippling fear of these infections. ...Read more

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Can you get an std like hiv or hep c by contact with urine. I lifted a public toilet seat, and there was fluid, think it may be urine. Had small cut?

Can you get an std like hiv or hep c by contact with urine. I lifted a public toilet seat, and there was fluid, think it may be urine. Had small cut?

Highly unlikely.: Everyone uses public toilets throughout their lives, and people are generally less than sanitary in their usage. If diseases were easily communicable in this way, we would all be in trouble. Cut or not, the best thing for you to do is wash your hands thoroughly after each toilet use, and you will be fine. Unprotected sex is a good way to get both of these, however. Use condoms. ...Read more

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I use the phone in the bathroom I might have touch the toilet with urine and trash can. Will I get HIV my hand was on the phone by my mouth.

No: Please forgive my frankness. Even when HIV was not treatable and people had huge viral loads, the virus was never transferred by casual contact among family members. This includes parents cleaning up the bathroom after their young, infected children. This is 2014. You need to become scientifically literate about HIV and stop troubling yourself with these thoughts. Your physician can help. ...Read more

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Can you get any std's eg hiv from urine?? Because I stood bare foot in urine in a toilet. If my feet are dry can you get hiv?

Can you get any std's eg hiv from urine?? Because I stood bare foot in urine in a toilet. If my feet are dry can you get hiv?

No: Fortunately, STD's are not transmitted that way in real life. Many people do wear shoes when they go to the bathroom, or waterproof flipflops (sandals) when in public showers... just to feel cleaner. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get any form of hepatitis or HIV through urine?

Is it possible to get any form of hepatitis or HIV through urine?

Yes: You can catch leptospirosis, an uncommon but serious hepatitis variant, from the urine of animals. Hepatitis c and HIV aren't going to be transmitted by urine. ...Read more

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Urine that had been in water touched open wounds can I get hepatitis or hiv?

Urine sterile: Urine is usually a sterile body fluid. However, if the person making the urine for some reason had blood in their urine, then blood borne organisms could be transferred in the urine. And hot water alone would usually not kill them. We are talking a whole lot of "ifs" here though, so I really would not be too worried unless there was urine that was visibly bloody. ...Read more

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Can I get hep c or HIV from touching urine bottle don't know if any urine on it with scratches and dermatitis as glove broke?

Can I get hep c or HIV from touching urine bottle don't know if any urine on it with scratches and dermatitis as glove broke?

Hepatitis C in urine: While hepatitis c can be found in urine specimens, transmission by this route hasn't been reported. Most occurred via blood (before testing available) sharing needles, needle sticks & rarely via sex. Hcv is less transmissible than hepatitis b but more-so than hiv. That is not to say that hcv can't be transmitted via urine or saliva & that care should be used when dealing with all body fluids. ...Read more

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I walked in urine then stood on bag picked up the bag can you get hiv. On the way home shoes touched floor of car dropped phone on floor next day. Hiv?

I walked in urine then stood on bag picked up the bag can you get hiv. On the way home shoes touched floor of car dropped phone on floor next day. Hiv?

HIV is Hard To Get: Where does it say you can get HIV this way? There is nothing in your story about a sexual contact directly or a blood to blood exposure. No, as you very well know, you cannot get HIV casually. You are smarter than this. ...Read more

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Out of curiosity can you get HIV or hep c from urine or feces?

Out of curiosity can you get HIV or hep c from urine or feces?

Contact with blood: Good question.
Anyone can get HIV or hep c by coming in contact with blood that contains the hep c virus or hiv, or both.
Have a nice day. ...Read more

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I sometimes take care of a child that has hiv. Can I get it by accidentally touching his poop and urine?

I sometimes take care of a child that has hiv. Can I get it by accidentally touching his poop and urine?

Very unlikely: Hiv is primarily transmitted via blood and bodily fluids in very close contact. Poop and pee have less virus.However it is best to use disposable gloves and wash hands thoroughly after changing a child's diaper in your care whether they have HIV or not. If you are in a daycare setting there are many other bacteria and viruses that can be transmitted more easily without proper hygiene. ...Read more

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Hi im 21 yrs old I checked my urine it shows trichomonas vaginals positive the leucocytes 12-15, eryi 1-2 will I get big problem and hiv?

Hi im 21 yrs old I checked my urine it shows trichomonas vaginals positive the leucocytes 12-15, eryi 1-2 will I get big problem and hiv?

Check for other STDs: Trichomonas is a very common vaginal infection. It is an STD; your sex partner must be treated or you will be reinfected. Also get tested for other STDs, if not yet done (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV). Ttrichomonas increases the risk of HIV if exposed, but by itself that doesn't mean high risk for HIV. That depends primarily on other risk factors, like partner at risk, condom use, etc. ...Read more

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I just had someone accidentally get urine on my shirt and I wiped my face on my shirt and may have got some in my mouth hepatitis or HIV possibility?

I just had someone accidentally get urine on my shirt and I wiped my face on my shirt and may have got some in my mouth hepatitis or HIV possibility?

No: HIV and Hep C are spread through blood and blood products. It is not likely that you would acquire these infections by wiping your face on your shirt that has become wet by someone's urine ...Read more

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HIV live in Public Urine place, when I pee some drops attacked in my EYE, am I get HIV? Before me someone went for PEE before 5s, will it affect me?

HIV live in Public Urine place, when I pee some drops attacked in my EYE, am I get HIV? Before me someone went for PEE before 5s, will it affect me?

Very very unlikely: It is highly unlikely that you would get HIV from what you described. You may consult this site more information on this subject.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html ...Read more

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I walked on a floor unsure of any blood or urine or anything else with bare feet my feet kind of peeling to second layer of skin could HIV get in?

HIV is Hard To Get: Nope. Completely impossible. Now if you want to talk about other bugs, warts, and the real world you live in then yet we can talk about dirt and such. But this in no way is how one contracts or gets exposed to hiv. ...Read more

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Worried about HIV from urine? I used a public toilet in a rush there was urine in there. I squatted over and it splashed up at me, HIV risk from this?

Worried about HIV from urine? I used a public toilet in a rush there was urine in there. I squatted over and it splashed up at me, HIV risk from this?

No risk, no worries: Urine doesn't transmit HIV at all. Nobody ever catches HIV or STDs in public toilets unless they have sex or share needles in them. Choose your sexual partners with care, use condoms for new or unknown partners, and don't use other persons' drug injection works. That's all you need to do to avoid HIV. ...Read more

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If a little urine of my hiv+ friend dropped in the toilet seat (no visible blood) went in contact with a wound it's any risk for hiv? Why?

If a little urine of my hiv+ friend dropped in the toilet seat (no visible blood) went in contact with a wound it's any risk for hiv? Why?

No: Urine does not seem to transmit HIV. If you are using the toilet you do not have an actively hemorrhagic wound that void conceivably admit infection of any sort. These are not concerns that should trouble an person in the 21st century ...Read more

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How long would HIV infected semen live in the water of a toilet bowl that's been mixed with urine and feces? And the toilet is flushed frequently?

It doesn't: It doesn't. Period. End of worry. Why would anyone ask this question? It is extremely bizarre. Please clarify if you do not understand how impossible this scenario is for risk of infection. ...Read more

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Can urine on toilet seat touching a sore or personal areas cause anything like hep a hep b hep c or hiv?

Can urine on toilet seat touching a sore or personal areas cause anything like hep a hep b hep c or hiv?

Yes: Hep c is highly transmissible, hep b and HIV much less. The precondition is a break in your own skin, so yes for the sore no for the private area. ...Read more

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Can you catch HIV from urine?

Can you catch HIV from urine?

No: I am not sure what you would do with urine to think that HIV could be spread through it. The answer is no even if you drink it. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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