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Can Hiv Be Transmitted Though Cleaning Teeth

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hiv by tooth brush

i use my room mate tooth brush five minute after he finish using it.what are my chance of getting hiv?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...The risk of getting HIV by sharing a toothbrush depend on a few things:1) How much virus is in his blood? A high viral load would increase the risk.2) Was there any visible Read more »

Wisdom teeth removal and hiv risk

I recently had my wisdom teeth removed through oral-dental surgery. 2 weeks after my operation, I... Read more »

HIV and tooth decay

Howdy Doc Daar,I am probably over reacting but I was reading an inactive forum on the Body Website... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp, pointed food. To infect someone, the... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...approved for facial lipoatrophy in HIV+ people. Radiesse contains man-madecalcium hydroxylapatite, a substance found in bones and teeth. It is used forreconstructive surgery and dentistry, and has a good safety record. Radiessecosts approximately... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...test negative, you can take steps to staythat way. If you test positive, you can take step to prevent passing the virus on toothers, including during pregnancy. And while there is no cure yet, many HIV+women are living longer and stronger lives... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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rotten teeth a sign of aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i have several really rotten teeth. does anyone know if this is a sign of aids? Read more »

Teeth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the time? I get probably 10 per year. I brush and floss 2 times per day. I cant stop it. I think it could be because of the hiv. Read more »

Tooth Decay

Posted by TheLoneRanger, 2 Replies
...getting worse is not a ARS. But since this started about two weeks after exposure, and know I can see the on the sides of my teeth, there's some bone loss going on there. I read a posting saying that anxiety can cause that by supressing your... Read more »

Going to the dentist....ouch!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...found out I was HIV pos. I asked my HIV provider if I should disclose my status to my dentist and his hygenist who cleans my teeth and does most of the work. She said no, that there has been no proven transmission of HIV from a pt to a dental... Read more »