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Best Friend Has HIV and Toothbrush

My friend used some of my toothpaste with his FINGER. He "brushed" his teeth his his finger and the toothpaste then spit into the sink. I then got my toothbrush and noticed something on it, so I rubbed the tooth brushes bristles on the bottom of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max! Your HIV-acquisition risk is completely nonexistent. Thanks for the donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).Be Read more »

hiv by tooth brush

i use my room mate tooth brush five minute after he finish using it.what are my chance of getting... Read more »

Thank You for responding twice

I am the toothbrush spunk gal (for some reason you kept referring to me as a guy).I was only able... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...treat HIV areprocessed by the liver. A liver badly damaged byHep C cannot process drugs as well. Althoughgenerally safe, the risk of side effects with HIVmedications may be slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? ... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Basic Facts About HIV/AIDS

... How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? How is HIV not transmitted? How can I reduce my risk of becoming infected with HIV through sexual contact? Are there other ways to avoid getting HIV through sex? Is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...not, why not? What uses has the product been tested for? Where can I see the test results? What are the side effects, or other risks, of using this product or treatment? Whom can my health care provider call for more information? Take... Read more »
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Sharing toothbrushes

Posted by StupidMe, 1 Reply
...Hi all, I keep reading inconsistent information regarding the risks associated with sharing toothbrushes. So I was wandering what the real risk is. Is it zero, theoretical, negligible, low...etc? I'm asking because I had a hiv risk Read more »

Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
...My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and Read more »

risk assesment please?

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
...whole night and brushed past people without realizing that it was in fact bleeding and open. 2. I know its stupid to share toothbrushes, but I have on occasion shared toothpaste with people, is that considered a risk? 3. Last night I cut my foot... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...come in contact with bodily fluids of someone who is infected with the HIV virus, but what if he uses my razor?? What if my toothbrush and his are in the same cup in the bathroom?? If i drink out of the same cup?? Or say we use the same bar of... Read more »