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Can You Get Hiv From A Toothbrush

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Hiv spread through toothbrush?

I just recently used a toothbrush that wasn't mine. I thought it was before because it look almost exactly like mine except for the very small difference in color. I found out it belongs to someone who is a possible HIV risk. I found the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
You "found the toothbrush in your vehicle?" I certainly hope you weren't trying to brush while driving.OK, on to your specific question. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body. Consequently, finding a stray... 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 a Toothbrush with My HIV Positive Partner

Hello,I accidentally used my HIV positive partner's toothbrush about 8 hours after he used it.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi.

What are the chances of Hep B or Hep C being transmitted by the use of someone elses toothbrush after it has been rinsed with hot water?

Also are Hep B or C transmitable by Mucous Membrance contact? Read more »