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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Toothbrush

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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). I moved with a colleague of mine.(we share the same house, the same bathroom). First of all, I have OCDregarding HIV infection. I keep my personal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV from touching a toothbrush handle and sniffing it? WOWZA! Your OCD is OOC (out of control!). Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Your fears are irrational and unwarranted. I'd suggest you seek counseling (psychotherapy), because,... Read more »

Toothbrush Infected?

I found one of my roommmates using my toothbrush recently, and I'm sure it wasnt the first... 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 »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing Protocols, Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, and Discussion of Sexual Behaviors in HIV Clinics in Los Angeles County

The authors set out to evaluate the use of written protocols for STD screening, the frequency and types of STD tests performed, and the occurrence and frequency of obtaining sexual risk assessments among HIV clinics. The researchers administered a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heterosexually Transmitted HIV Infection Among African Americans in North Carolina

In the context of high rates of heterosexually transmitted HIV infection among African Americans in the southeastern United States, which greatly exceeds such transmission among whites, the investigators launched a study to determine risk factors... Read more »
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92% of HIV Infections in Mauritius Transmitted Through Injection Drug Use, Government Reports

About 92% of new HIV infections in Mauritius are transmitted through injection drug use, up from 14% in 2002, the government said Monday, Reuters Health reports. Satya Faugoo, Mauritius' minister of health and quality of life, said the government... 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 »

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 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 »

Hiv usually transmitted before people know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HIV infection is likely to be transmitted before people are even aware that they are carriers, UK researchers report in the January 3rd issue of AIDS.

"The study demonstrates that a significant proportion of new HIV-1... Read more »