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I used a porta-potty at a local bus station, which was thoroughly disgusting - despite my needing to go. I urinated into the toilet, which contained fecal matter, toilet paper and other things typical to a porta-potty, and tried to stand back as far as I could. I also have a blister on my thumb which is healing, and I don't know if by touching the door that would increase a risk. Is there any HIV risk in using this type of a public restroom? Also, hypothetically, could something have dripped down onto my penis from the roof of the porta-potty and infected me? I didn't notice anything, nor have I noticed an open wound on my penis. How does HIV transmission occur through a bodily fluid getting into a cut, if at all? Thanks.
Thank you. What I'm most worried about are the healing blisters on my thumb. I don't recall really touching anything in there, but if some kind of bodily fluid came into contact with my blister would it pose any risk, particularly if it is still healing? This might be relevant to the concern of fingering someone with a "paper cut" or small cut on the hand. I guess this is a matter of indirect transmission, because I sure didn't meet up with someone in there and rip open my wound, have them drop blood on it and then walk away. What do you all think?
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