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Chances of getting HIV by using used toilet paper?

Aids from used toilet paper ?
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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HIV is found in the urine of an infected person. However, it is not possible to contract HIV from contact with the urine of an HIV-positive person because there are too few virus particles in this fluid. 

Two conditions must be present for infection with HIV: The virus must enter the bloodstream of an uninfected person and the concentration of virus must be high enough to lead to an infection.

Only four bodily fluids can contain enough HIV to transmit the virus to another person: blood, semen, vaginal secretions and breast milk.

Other bodily fluids, including urine, tears and saliva, contain HIV but cannot transmit the virus. Sweat contains no HIV.

A generally noninfectious bodily fluid like urine may pose a risk of infection if it contains an infectious fluid like blood.

There is no chance for you to get HIV infection however if you are having considerable anxiety over this issue you may get tested for it.

Answered: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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