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This is where you confused me.......... "sexually transmitted infections may be passed from engaging in sexual activities and not objects, including bloody toilet paper".

Please confirm, bloody toilet paper CANNOT regardless of how short time may have passed, bloody toilet paper cannot transmit HIV.


Hi, I went to Malaysia with friends for a short trip. & we went for body massage where we had to remove our clothes and was totally naked. The bed that they had us to lie on was covered with towels and cloth, not really clean, could see some marks and stains. I doubt they changed the towel after each customer. It was a normal body massage, Nothing errotic/sexual, just decent body massage. But because I was totally naked lying on the massaging bed, my vagina was in contact with the towels. I worry that was if the pervious person was a HIV+ person and had the bodily fluids in the towel. Will I be at any risk for HIV in this case? Please help me because I am very worried.

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You are confusing me and I am sorry for being a pain.........here is what you just replied to. You are now saying including toilet paper may cause sexually transmitted infections? Lets keep a short answer. Can you just say, NO RISK associated with bloody toilet paper, or YES RISK is

Hello again, while i have indicated you will not be exposed to HIV from this activity, sexually transmitted infections may be passed from engaging in sexual activities and not objects, including bloody toilet paper

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Below is the answer to having potential blood on toilet paper in public washroom not noticed till after wiping.

My question is even if HIV from person right before dripped into toilet paper and I wiped into my butt seconds later I have zero risk? Also you mention to not use used toilet paper which I obviously know not to but if you are saying no risk to HIV am I at harm for another disease?

Here is your first answer:

Hello HIV is not passed from bloody toilet paper, from surfaces or objects. HIV may be passed when people engage in unprotected vaginal/anal intercourse with a person living with HIV and HIV may also be passed when injecting with shared needles.

HIV does not live outside of a human host and HIV dies once exposed to air/oxygen. You are at no risk for HIV infection from the information you have provided. Finally do not use used toilet paper or any other sanitary products.

Risk Situation?


Thank you so much for this resource. I have a few questions about a barber shop potential risk.

After my hair cut I realized my ear (Tragus) had a small nick and dried blood on it. I don't remember getting cut but it was there.

1. Could I get HIV from the barber possibly having a cut on his hand an touching my ear cut or from blood on the clippers?

2. Does the tragus part of the ear have access to the blood stream anyways?

3. The barber was a 70 year old man. Say in some crazy way he had HIV, he would have to be on medication at this point in his life most likely, which would make his viral load lower correct?

I am trying my best to convince myself of all the ways why this couldn't be a risk. Any additional information would be great as well.

Thanks so much.


So even if blood a minute old was accidentally dropped onto toilet paper that I used to wipe bum a minute later no risk?


Ok you answered the following about risk of fluid from a tap that I stupidly then put in my nose

Your answer was "the fact is that this fluid was most likely liquid hand soap. "

What if though it was semen or an HIV fluid that somebody just left behind a minute or less ago?

If it was soap I know it's not possible. But if hiv fluid is it a risk?

Hair follicle and HIV

After having protected sex with my partner, I used methylated to clean myself and felt a burning sensation below my testicles. This is sensation is similar to when I cut my hair indicating that the blood stream is exposed. Can I get hiv if she has it through the hair follicles?


I was at a public washroom and as I was wiping my bum after #2, I looked at the toilet paper that I was just about to use to wipe my bum. The toilet paper had a red smudge on it. I have no idea what it was, or what caused the red dot but I am worried if it was blood

What if the first or second wipe prior also had some of this red stuff on it and I wiped my bum with the red stuff now able to go in my bum......can I get HIV this way if the red stuff was blood or would the HIV virus already be dead by the time I went into stall. In other words what if someone a minute before I used the washroom, if that someone had a bloody nose and it dripped on toilet paper which now a minute or so later is bring wiped into my bum. Please I am scared of HIV risk.......please tell me am I and why or why not?

HIV risk?

Hi, there were two instances in the past year and a half that I'm not so sure about. One instance, my boyfriend's roommate had a cut on his head and was bleeding and I helped him to stop the bleeding by applying a piece of gauze. I'm pretty sure I wore gloves, but I can't remember anymore. Also, a few months after that, my boyfriend's other roommate got a tattoo and he asked if I could put the ointment on his tattoo for him and I had a fairly fresh wound on one of my thumbs. I'm not sure if I had gotten that wound on that day or the day prior, but I know that tattoos are considered open wounds so I'm not sure if transmission is possible. Please let me know if I should get tested. Thank you!


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