Anonymous
Helo sir...
Past 2 months ago i went 2 a toilet and my penis touches the toilet seat ...and i dont kno is dere any semen or not at dat tym... if semen was dere den is der any possibility 2 catch hiv by dis way
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thank you for choosing the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of information.

For a risk to exist, specific HIV positive fluids (vaginal/anal fluids, blood, semen) must come into direct contact with the blood stream of an HIV negative person. Two high risk activities where that is likely to occur are unprotected vaginal/anal sex and sharing of injection needle.

You (regardless of which body part) touching an inanimate object does not put you at risk. In addition, HIV is a fragile virus; within seconds of it (or any body fluid containing HIV) being exposed to an open air environment, HIV will die.

So, the simple answer to your question is no, you can't acquire HIV this way.

In health,

Moe- AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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