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HIV or any sti this way?

I used a public toilet and squatted over and my urine came out quite fast which meant it was splashing off the toilet seat and bowl back onto me - there was also a toilet rim blocker(germs)! Could I catch an sti from splashes from these to my vagina?
Say someone before me had herpes hiv etc and their body fluids were on the toilet seat and splashed into my vagina with my own urine?
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You can not get HIV in the way you describe.  HIV is only transmitted through unprotected vaginal or anal sex or sharing IV needles to inject drugs.  You will not get it from a toilet splash.  Air inactivates the virus. This is zero risk.
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Hi, thank you. What about any other STD’a herpes warts etc? Say someone used the toilet 5 minutes before and a bit of their body fluid was left on the loo and mixed with mine and splashed me can this transmit ?
This is the HIV forum so that's what we discuss here but you will not get an std from a toilet splash either.
Thank you :)
You don't get std from toilet seats or we would all have them by now.
Thanks - I was more worried about body fluids that could’ve splashed onto me as I was squatting and my urine went everywhere ! TMI but it was gross!
If my urine splashed onto the toilet rim blocker which has probs had everyone’s urine drip onto it then splashed back onto me surely that’s contact with someone’s fluids? Sorry I am currently pregnant and overthinking it all :(
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Your situation involves personal contact with an object in air  (body, fluids, etc. ). You will be happy to learn that you had no risk, because you can't get hiv from personal contact except unprotected penetrating vaginal or anal with a penis, neither of which you did and you didn't share hollow needles to inject with which is the only other way to acquire hiv - there are ONLY 3 ways to get hiv. 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.
HIV is a fragile virus in air or saliva and is effectively instantly dead in either air or saliva so the WORST that could happen is dead virus rubbed you, and obviously anything which is dead cannot live again so you are good. Blood and cuts would not be relevant in your situation since the hiv has become effectively dead, so you don't have to worry about them to be sure that you are safe.
There is no reason for a person to test when they are safe. The advice took into consideration that the other person might be positive, so move on and enjoy life instead of thinking about this non-event. hiv prevention is straightforward since there are only 3 ways you can become infected, so next time you wonder if you had a risk, ask yourself this QUESTION. "Did I do any of the 3?" Then after you say "No, I didn't" you will know that it's time to move on back to your happy life.
No one got hiv from what you did during 40 years of hiv history and no one will get it in the next 40 years of your life either.  You can do what you did any time and be safe from hiv.
The other person's status is irrelevant when you have no exposure to live virus.
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