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Do People Get 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 »

!!!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 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 »

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 »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...otherstrains of either virus. The more strains you have, theharder both diseases are to treat. Both HIV and Hep C can pass from person toperson. HIV spreads during unprotected sex andby using contaminated needles and other drugequipment. Hep C... Read more »
Women Alive

Living Longer and Healthier with HIV: Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Advice

...dried-up sponges. After listening to numerousdry and minutely 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... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...pregnancy but may increase the risk of HIV. Never share sex toys. Engaging in a committed, monogamous relationship with a person who is free from HIV or any other STD is safer if you both mutually agree to refrain from any high-risk behaviors. ... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...HIV, which dies in less than a minute outside the body, HCV survives and is infectious in dried blood for days or even weeks. People can become infected by sharing items that contain only tiny traces of dried blood. HCV can be transmitted... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Is This True?

Posted by SelfRevelations, 5 Replies
...Hello, Newbie here. I was recently talking to a male (HIV-)friend of mine about the transmission of HIV/AIDS. He has a female friend in the nursing health field & she told him that Read more »

Sharing my status with a HIV- person

Posted by LadyReign
...HIV, but was waiting for the right moment. Even though we planned to have safe sex I think it is very important to tell the person you're having sex with your status. I know it's hard but it works for me, it makes me feel very good to be that... Read more »

QUICK QUESTIONS

Posted by worrywart22, 5 Replies
...WHATS THE LONGEST PERSON WHO LIVED WITH HIV/AIDS?AND HOW MANY YEARS AND WHATS THE AVERAGE PERSON TO LIVE WITH HIV/AIDS???? Read more »