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Toothbrush Infected?

I found one of my roommmates using my toothbrush recently, and I'm sure it wasnt the first time. I just had an HIV test and it was negative, however I'm unsure of their status, although I know they have been in a steady relationship for...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Even if your roomate is infected with HIV, it is highly unlikely that HIV would be transmitted to you by sharing a toothbrush. Transmission through sharing a toothbrush is not a likely event; there is no actual evidence that HIV has been transmitted... Read more »

Hiv from touching toothbrushing (SNIFFING AND HIV, 2010)

Hello Dr Bob, Need you sincere opinion on what is happened to me.For 3 weeks I work abroad (in UK).... Read more »

TOOTHBRUSH

Is there a risk of using someone toothbrush 5 minutes after they used it----blood was on it--person... Read more »
Articles
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

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, 2009

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... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Risk of HIV Reinfection May Be Similar to Risk of Initial HIV Infection

The risk of HIV reinfection, sometimes called superinfection, has not been clearly established. Given the risk of initial sexual HIV infection from a single exposure in population studies is commonly calculated as generally low (although these... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update to CDC's U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2010: Revised Recommendations for the Use of Hormonal Contraception Among Women at High Risk for HIV Infection or Infected With HIV

Prevention of unintended pregnancy among women at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or infected with HIV is critically important. One strategy for preventing unintended pregnancies in this population is improving access to a... 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 »

Is this a HUGE risk for HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptive anal intercourse that consisted of a couple of entries in and out and without ejacuation? Read more »

Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
Few days ago, I had protected sex with a sex worker at Thailand. I used condoms but I have few doubts on the condom usage with regards to Risks of HIV Infection
1st: What are the risks of infection if the condom slips off during withdrawl
2nd: I still... Read more »