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Can Someone Get AIDS From Toothbrush

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Toothbrush anxiety

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...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,You were not at risk. You cannot catch HIV from a toothbrush or other inanimate objects. Check out our section on <a href="http://www.thebody.com/content/40478/hiv-aids-prevention.html?ic=3001" target=_new>HIV... Read more »

Toothbrushes

HiI'm just writing to ask if transmission from sharing toothbrushes is a genuine possibility.... Read more »

Oral question,toothbrush

Hey can you contract hiv from using a toothbrush of an infected person, a few minutes after they... Read more »
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On the main wall of a one-room Mazankwe schoolhouse in Zimbabwe's lower Gweru district is a list of the five main causes of HIV/AIDS: "razor blades, needles, scissors, blood transfusion and toothbrushes." Due to the stigma and taboo associated with... 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 »

concerned

Posted by mikve, 1 Reply
Hi i am somewhat embarresed to ask this but here it goes.
I got curious in the shower one day and i am a male. I did not want to use my finger, so i used my toothbrush. No one in my house has std, but after like 10 sec, i just threw it out. Am i... Read more »