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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
HIV and AIDS
Can I Contract AIDS From The Toilet Seat?
I recently got herpes type 1 genital from a toilet seat. (I know it's very rare, but I am sure that is where I got it. My vagina bumbed the seat and it's public and a lot of people use it.) Anyway, I am really concerned about AIDS. Is it possible if the person who had herpes had AIDS too, could I have picked up the disease that way?
It is very unlikely to pick up HIV/AIDS in this manner. However if you are anxious about it, you could get tested for this condition at your local health department.
Pamposh Kaul, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati