|!!!sharing toothbrushes or shavers!!
Feb 9, 2003
My sister is going to be tested for HIV and she has used other family members toothbrushes and shavers.....what is the chance that if she does test HIV positive, that we will get the virus also?
| Response from Mr. Kull
It is unlikely. While it is not recommended that people share the toothbrush or razor of an HIV infected person (there is the possibility of coming into contact with blood), there is no evidence that people have become infected with HIV through those routes. Studies conducted among household members of HIV infected people did not show that HIV was transmitted through toothbrushes or razors.
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