Passed through razor/toothbrush?
Oct 3, 2013
I used the toothbrush of one of my friends a few months ago, but I ran it under hot water first. I am also concerned that while my friend was taking a shower, she might have used one of my razors and then i might have used it a few hours later. Is this putting me at risk?! I have severe anxiety and this is distracting me!
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi Sharing razors and toothbrushes carries low to no risk. How you described what you did and how you shared you are not at risk. HIV once outside of the body begins to die and unable to infect. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid, this mainly through unprotected vaginal and/or anal sex. Though not a good health practice to share razors and toothbrushes again the risk of HIV transmission is highly unlikely.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.