We all know the whole 'can you get HIV from sitting on a public toilet seat' question is asked a lot on forums and we all know the answer to that is no!
However today I sat on one that had the previous users pee on the edge. This wouldn't usually make me worry (other than it being disgusting!) but I was in a rush and a fair amount of this person's pee actually ended up on the crotch of my underwear, which obviously then rubbed on to my vagina, staying there another 6 or 7 hours until I got home, cleaned up and changed them.
In retrospect I probably should have just taken them off, even just for the cleanliness!
Is there any illness that can be spread through this? If not, great! If not, how likely and what are they?
Thanks! And I'm terribly sorry if my ignorance on the matter offends you, I really don't mean it that way, I'm just looking for some peace of mind.
HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.
HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug abusers
Mother to child
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