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How Likely Is It To Get 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 »
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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 »

HIV+/- Couple Looking for Same - Network/Share

Posted by stevenca30, 2 Replies
My husband is positive, and I am negative. We are also looking to find couples with this dynamic. We are fortunate to have good supportive friends (poz and not), but they can't really help us with our relationship, etc. We are seeing an MFC to... Read more »

Sharing my status with a HIV- person

Posted by LadyReign
Today I would like to talk about something that happened to me.

First of all, I don't consider myself the type of guy that goes online to look for sex, but something happened that one night in particular that made me do it. I was feeling kind of sad... Read more »