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Can you get HIV from a public toilet?
HIV is a retro virus that has a very short lifespan especially when exposed to air. For someone to acquire HIV from a toilet seat there would have to be some extremely FRESH biological matter present (semen) and the person who sits on this deposit of matter would have to have an open wound that makes direct contact with the semen. I say semen because the concentration of the HIV disease in other bio waste is not high enough to be viable. To sum it up......it is close to impossible to get AIDS (HIV) from a toilet seat. Supporting answer from WikiAnswers contributor:
- The HIV virus is actually a quite delicate, easily killed virus. It does not survive outside of its human carriers for more than short periods. Specifically, drying kills it. When different solutions were tested to determine what should be recommended as the universal cleanser for body fluid secretions, every solution tested(alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, betadine, Bactine,etc) were effective. Bleach was chosen since it is so cheap, ubiquitous, and safe. Unless someone just left some wet body fluid, and you had a transfer to a mucous membrane or open wound, it would be possible. It really would take quite a large innoculum (viral load) before there would be a statistically possible transfer. Health care workers have these minor exposures all the time. If it were this deadly, we all would have been gone a long time ago.
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You will not get HIV if toilet water splashes on you.
You will hardly believe it, but this is formally laid down in The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials' Uniform Plumbing Code. The idea behind… it, the Code goes on to explain, is that a) it facilitates front-side wiping by women and b) it reduces the risk of urine contamination by men who can't be bothered to lift the seat first. In the privacy of your own home you are free to chose a closed closet seat if you want and a plumbing official will in that case be happy to forget his Code (and who knows, maybe even his oath) and install it for you.
HIV is a virus . Its full name is HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS . It attacks people through blood , semen and breast milk .
HIV is found in specific human body fluids. If any of those fluids enter your body, you can become infected with HIV.
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No. HIV does not live outside the human body.
Yes. A little boy was going to the toilet while his mother was across the street at the store taking her time then she herd the son say mom help their was a brave man that wen…t into the toilet with me. There was blood every where and we found the kid in the toilet bowl.
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No. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk.
Not if you're alone.
NO! bleach can cause serious harm to humans making them infertile and turning them into mutants!
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Waiting for 15mins and finally get toilet paper from others. I am not sure if it is embarrassing .