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Do People Catch HIV From Sharing A Toothbrush

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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads Many people still misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus if you are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is...
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sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infections, known as "opportunistic infections," and other illnesses that take advantage of a weakened immune system. When a person is infected with HIV, the virus enters the body and lives and multiplies primarily in the white blood cells. These... Read more »

Toothbrush sharing with a Hep B person

my 2 yr old took my relative's toothbrush and put it in his mouth while I wasn't looking. My cousin has Hep B. What are the chances of my son being infected? I am scared to death. thanks
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...People should not share toothbrushes on a regular basis with a person with chronic hepatitis B due to concerns that a little bit of Read more »

!!!sharing toothbrushes or shavers!!

My sister is going to be tested for HIV and she has used other family members toothbrushes and shavers.....what is the chance that if she does test HIV positive, that we will get the virus also?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is unlikely. While it is not recommended that people share the toothbrush or razor of an HIV infected person (there is the possibility of coming into contact with blood), there is no evidence that people have become infected with HIV Read more »

tooth brush

Is there any documented case of transmission of HIV through sharing a tooth brush?, or is this only considered as a theoretical risk?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...transmission of HIV due to sharing a toothbrush. The risk, which would be exceptionally minimal, would be due to the fact that many people have gingivitis, which involves bleeding gingival tissues (gums). We do know that HIV is transmitted via... Read more »
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Living Longer and Healthier with HIV: Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Advice

...technical presentations by researchers and doctors, I findthat people who are living with HIV are always more direct, insightful andpersonal, while providing useful advice for dealing with HIV. Meet the Experts Moderated by Tam McAulay of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

... Hepatitis C Transmission HCV is mainly transmitted when infected blood from one person directly enters another person's bloodstream. HCV has been detected in semen and vaginal fluid, so genital fluids may be infectious. Read more »
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Zambia to Share Global Funds on HIV/AIDS

...study the relations of hunger to the HIV/AIDS pandemic so that it could identify areas in which it can help. About 14 million people in the region -- where more than 20 percent of people are HIV-positive -- face possible starvation. Back to... Read more »
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Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
...My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, Read more »

Sharing my status with a HIV- person

Posted by LadyReign
...in the hills. While traveling there we talked about our lives. I asked him why a straight guy would go onto a website for gay people looking to hookup. He said that's was a good question. He considers himself straight, is even engaged to be... 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 Read more »

Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
... Hi, There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", Read more »