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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through Sharing A Toothbrush

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!!!sharing toothbrushes or shavers!!

My sister is going to be tested for HIV and she has used other family members toothbrushes and shavers.....what is the chance that if she does test HIV positive, that we will get the virus also?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is unlikely. While it is not recommended that people share the toothbrush or razor of an HIV infected person (there is the possibility of coming into contact with blood), there is no evidence that people have become infected with HIV 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 »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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Re: Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 1 Reply
(Look for my original post "Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?")

Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now... Read more »