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HIV Transmission Sharing A Toothbrush

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Sharing a Toothbrush with My HIV Positive Partner

Hello,I accidentally used my HIV positive partner's toothbrush about 8 hours after he used it. I did rinse the toothbrush before use. My major concern is that I have bleeding gums. When I finished brushing my teeth there was blood from my...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-The risks of transmission from this event due to the time course (i.e. likely that any blood on toothbrush would have dried and HIV contained in that blood would be dead as well), no visible blood, and small amount of fluid regardless. I... 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 »

!!!sharing toothbrushes or shavers!!

My sister is going to be tested for HIV and she has used other family members toothbrushes and... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Indian Parliamentarians Hold Incorrect Beliefs About HIV Transmission, Survey Says

Nearly two-thirds of India's Parliament members incorrectly believe HIV is transmitted by sharing clothing, food, toilets and office spaces, according to a survey released to the Parliament on Wednesday, AP/Canada.com reports (Rabinowitz,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dangerous Intersection of Drug Use and Sexual HIV Transmission Points to Critical Need for Comprehensive HIV Prevention Among Drug Users

Sharing needles for drug injection is a well known route of HIV transmission, yet injection drug use contributes to the epidemic's spread far beyond the circle of those who inject. People who have sex with an injection drug user (IDU) also are at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Design Change Could Cut HIV Transmission

To prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections, syringes should never be shared. However, many injecting drug users ignore this warning, thus significantly contributing to the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases. In a recently released... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Preventing Transmission of HIV

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): Infections that are usually passed during sex. HIV is an example of an STD. Transmission of HIV: The spread of HIV from a person infected with HIV to another person through... 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 »

Toothbrush risk

Posted by zbjwbs, 1 Reply
Dear all, here is the thing: I spent a year living with other two students. Because of the easiness to use stuff, I always put my toothbrush and shampoo in the bathroom we shared. Yesterday, I randomly knew online sharing toothbrush could be a 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 gets blood on the razor, then I use the same one and nick myself while... Read more »