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Hiv spread through toothbrush?

I just recently used a toothbrush that wasn't mine. I thought it was before because it look almost exactly like mine except for the very small difference in color. I found out it belongs to someone who is a possible HIV risk. I found the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
You "found the toothbrush in your vehicle?" I certainly hope you weren't trying to brush while driving.OK, on to your specific question. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body. Consequently, finding a stray... Read more »

Toothbrush mix up!

My boyfriend whom is HIV/HepC mixed up our toothbrushes. I unfortunitly used his by mistake.... Read more »

Razor and toothbrush exposure?

This may sound like a silly question, but I just found out my former roommate is HIV+, and it got... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients

In the current study, a sample of HIV patients completed a questionnaire identifying their demographic characteristics and risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV). A chart review was conducted to confirm the information obtained in the survey. Risk... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Programs Fail to Reach High-Risk Groups: UN

Those most at risk of acquiring HIV worldwide -- high-risk drug users, homosexuals and sex workers -- are often the least likely to be targeted by national surveillance, prevention and treatment programs, the World Health Organization said today.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India Must Enhance HIV/AIDS Programs in Two Densely Populated States, Among High-Risk Groups, Country's AIDS Director Says

India needs to scale up its HIV/AIDS programs in the two densely populated states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and among high-risk groups such as commercial sex workers and injection drug users, S.Y. Quraishi, director of the country's National AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pakistan's National AIDS Control Program to Develop Media Project Aimed at Raising HIV/AIDS Among Youth, High-Risk Groups

Pakistani Health Secretary Khushnood Akhtar Lashari on Tuesday called on the National AIDS Control Programme to focus a new project aimed at raising HIV/AIDS awareness through the media on young people and high-risk groups in the country,... Read more »
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Transmission by Toothbrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just found out that a neighbor of mine is HIV+. My son recently stayed at their house overnight with their kids. He didn't have a toothbrush, and said he used one of theirs.

Is there any evidence of transmission this way. Would toothpaste kill... Read more »

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 3 years ago. I... Read more »

risk assesment please?

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
Hi there from South Africa,
I just have a few queries about HIV and I ask if you can assess my risks?
1. I went to a club recently and cut my leg on a very prominent step. I only noticed the next morning. I am worried that someone else could have cut... Read more »

Calculator for risk of HIV related Aids or Death

Posted by AmPosSoBPos
http://www.art-cohort-collaboration.org/ Read more »