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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
Glove ripped whilst helping elderly man go to toilet can I get hepatitis or HIV with urine or faeces have cuts on hands?
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?
Urine was splashed onto a friend there were no open wounds visible. The urine was clear in color not bloody. Could he get hiv?
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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