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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

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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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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 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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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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hiv (Definition)

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more