HIV Infection Risk Sharing A Toothbrush
Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts
Read more »
Read more »
Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected PatientsIn 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 »
Table 2. Estimated Percentage of Injecting Drug Users at Risk for Acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (n = 9,565) Who Engaged in Behaviors Associated With HIV Infection, by Selected Characteristics -- National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, United States, 2009Table 2. Estimated Percentage* of Injecting Drug Users at Risk for Acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (n = 9,565) † Who Engaged in Behaviors § Associated With HIV Infection, by Selected Characteristics -- National HIV... Read more »
Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle ExchangeFindings published in last week in the international journal AIDS indicate that the Vancouver drug users most likely to engage in sharing needles are single, young, male, live outside the city and get their needles from sources other than... Read more »
Prevalence and Correlates of Indirect Sharing Practices Among Young Adult Injection Drug Users in Five U.S. Cities"Sharing of drug paraphernalia to prepare, measure, and divide drugs for injection remains an important residual risk factor for hepatitis C and other blood-borne infections among injection drug users (IDUs), especially as sharing of syringes for... Read more »
Connect With Others
Posted by StupidMe, 1 ReplyHi 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI 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 »
Posted by blackwinterday, 1 ReplyDear Expert,
I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!
I am scared over the incident told below!
Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »
Posted by Carrie, 8 RepliesMy 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 gets blood on the razor, then I use the same one and nick myself while... Read more »
Guides for People With HIV