I recently visited a public womens restroom The toilet seat


Q: I recently visited a public womens restroom. The toilet seat had urine with blood perhaps menstrual blood. I proceeded to lift the toilet seat with my foot while wearing sandals. I have cracked skin and peeling on my foot and at the tips of my fingers. If any blood splashed on these areas while i liftes the seat with my foot could i have contracted hiv ?


A:   Hi.
Very odd question.

You had to visit women restroom, toilet seat had urine with blood - you tried to lift the flap with foot which has cracked skin and peeling on your foot and tips of toes.
Worried about the possibility of contracting HIV.
The possibility is very remote. First of all unless the blood and urine on the seat has also the virus.
Until now such cases are not at all reported.

So do not worry about this at the moment.

Related Q&A

Q: I have been HIV for a year and half. I started Striblid 6 months ago. First time i ever took medicine for the vir...

Q: Hi, On 2nd november ,i went for a body massage with clothes on. at the end for 3-4 minutes i pressed the naked breas...

Q: I had a cut on my hand. It got rubbed against some other person's hand.Can I get HIV?.I suffer from anxiety disorder....

Q: I have an odd question lol. I had a sexual encounter that really scared me because I don't believe in hooking up. I...

Q: Last week I had a big pimple on my neck. My Doctor said it's a swollen lymph node. And today I got a pimple on the li...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon