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What is the risk of getting HIV from contaminated toilet paper?

I put some tissue down the toilet and used tissue on the roll thereafter that could have been contaminated. As this may not be exposed to air, what’s the risk of catching HIV?
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There is no way to touch toilet paper after someone else does without air contact even if you were together and tried to do it at the same time. I'm not sure what example you are trying to show because the tp down the toilet has nothing to do with the tp on the roll.
No worries, because you can't get hiv from personal contact except unprotected penetrating vaginal or anal, neither of which you did. Analysis of large numbers of infected people over the 40 years of hiv history has proven that people don't get hiv in the way you are worried is a risk.
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Thanks for your response. The toilet paper was first put down the toilet, and then I used fresh paper from the roll to wipe myself that was or wasn’t contaminated.
Objects and textiles cannot become "contaminated" with HIV.  HIV never, ever transfers from objects.  Forget about this event and anything like it.
So the  ways in which to transmit HIV is through needles from drug use, mother to baby or unprotected sex? Not from the environment?
That is correct.  Since you are not an infant, the only activities that could possibly put you at risk for HIV is having unprotected anal or vaginal sex with someone who is HIV+, or sharing intravenous needles with someone who is HIV+.  There is nothing else that you can think of that would put you at risk for HIV.
Many thanks for your response.
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To add on a little bit, air inactivates the virus.  You will never get it from a surface.  All transmission is inside the body.  
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Can hiv be transmitted from a surface that you then ingested into your mouth from a cigarette?
You can't physically ingest a surface so your question doesn't make any sense.
The virus that was on a surface and transferred to your mouth
HIV is not transmitted outside it’s host. I’ve just answered my question.
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