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Can You Get AIDS From Toothbrush

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Toothbrushes

HiI'm just writing to ask if transmission from sharing toothbrushes is a genuine possibility. If you'd used the toothbrush of a HIV + guy numerous times by mistake, say 50, over a 2 year period would the chance of getting HIV be likely?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiGetting HIV from a toothbrush is possible, but not probable. There would have to be a significant amount of blood on the the toothbrush and it would have had to just been used by the person living with HIV.It is on the very far end of the... 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 »

Hiv spread through toothbrush?

I just recently used a toothbrush that wasn't mine. I thought it was before because it look... Read more »
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Just donating a (new) toothbrush will help those hurt by Noel Of all the countries it affected, Tropical Storm Noel hit the Dominican Republic and Haiti the hardest. In the Dominican Republic, Noel caused more than 82 deaths and left more than... Read more »
Mark S. King

Downtown

She is brushing a crimson polish onto her nails with breathtaking speed, all the while trying on pairs of high heels, looking for a match to her fingers, the color of blood, and yet she still has the presence of mind to patiently answer my... Read more »
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PSI HIV/AIDS Program Reaches Out to Prisoners in Mexico

Population Services International has created HIV/AIDS awareness programs inside five Mexican prisons to address myths surrounding the disease and prevent its spread, the New York Times reports. According to the Times , scientific surveys of... Read more »
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Zimbabwe: Stigma Among Educators Still a Barrier in AIDS Fight

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 »

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 »

My dad has AIDS i need some help

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Well its a long story to begin with, I am 18 years old (male) my mom died of breast cancer when I was 10 years old. Because my dad couldn't raise me by himself i came to USA after 2 years my mom past away. I had a lot of relatives lives here in US... Read more »