|Razor and toothbrush exposure?
Feb 16, 2006
This may sound like a silly question, but I just found out my former roommate is HIV+, and it got me thinking. He would always use my toothbrush and razors, even though I asked him not to. I always cut myself when I shave, and my gums sometimes bleed when I brush my teeth. He was the same way. Am I at risk? Is that even possible? He's known he's been positive for a year now, and he used my stuff about 2 months ago. I'm really worried. Thanks.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
The risk of HIV transmission via shared toothbrushes or razors is slight, but at least theoretically possible. If you are concerned, get tested at the three-month mark.
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