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Can You Contract HIV From A Toilet Seat?

02/12/2001

Question:

Can you get HIV/AIDS from a toilet seat that has menstruation blood on it?

Answer:

It doesn`t seem very likely, but if someone had a cut or abrasion in an area that could come into contact with infected menstrual blood when they sat on the toilet seat, then it might not be impossible. I guess the best thing to do is to look before you sit.

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Response by:

Judith   Feinberg, MD Judith Feinberg, MD
Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati