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Can You Contract HIV From 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

Four Transplant Recipients Contract HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

Four transplant recipients in Chicago in January contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a high-risk organ donor due to a "rarely encountered flaw" in the test used to detect those diseases, the Chicago Tribune reports. A United Network for Organ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KCET's "Life and Times" Examines How Black, Latino Women in Los Angeles County Are Contracting HIV From Former Prison Inmates

KCET 's "Life and Times " on Thursday examined how AIDS-related illnesses have become a leading cause of death among black and Latino women in their 20s and 30s in Los Angeles County, Calif., in part because many of them contract HIV from partners... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Teens and Young Adults at High Risk of Contracting HIV

"With improved drugs, proper care and treatment, people with HIV are living longer and stronger lives. But even with this encouraging news, a dangerous trend is emerging when it comes to an often-ignored segment of the HIV and AIDS population:... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hispanic, Black Men More Likely to Contract HIV From Drug Use, Related Risky Behavior, According to Findings Presented at Conference

Hispanic and black men are more likely than others to become HIV-positive through injection drug use and other risky behaviors related to any type of drug use, Rhonda Hagler, medical director of the New Jersey-based HIV/AIDS clinic Proceed , told... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Did you contract HIV while using meth?

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Camilla and I am collecting the stories of men who became infected with HIV while using crystal meth for a health policy research project. If you would be open to sharing your story with me or answering a few of my questions -... Read more »

Did you contract HIV while using meth?

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Camilla and I am collecting the stories of men who became infected with HIV while using crystal meth for a health policy research project. If you would be open to sharing your story with me or answering a few of my questions -... Read more »