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HIV and AIDS

Can I Contract AIDS From The Toilet Seat?

06/23/2000

Question:

I recently got herpes type 1 genital from a toilet seat. (I know it's very rare, but I am sure that is where I got it. My vagina bumbed the seat and it's public and a lot of people use it.) Anyway, I am really concerned about AIDS. Is it possible if the person who had herpes had AIDS too, could I have picked up the disease that way?

Answer:

It is very unlikely to pick up HIV/AIDS in this manner. However if you are anxious about it, you could get tested for this condition at your local health department.

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati