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How Likely Is It To Get HIV From Toothbrush

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HIV AND TOOTHBRUSHES

i am hiv + i ave not used my tooth brush for a week and my son accidentally used it can he be infected?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
No. Read more »

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Sharing toothbrushes

Posted by StupidMe, 1 Reply
...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 tested -ve but, over the last year I've developed several hiv related symptoms. Over the... Read more »

Weird Question

Posted by Leonardo, 6 Replies
...headache, low-grade fever). I went to one of the local immediate care facilties to get checked out. I told the doctor that I am HIV+, and she asked me about my cd4 and stuff like that. After telling me I have an ear and throat infection, she... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...last year (april), my brother was diagnosed with HIV...it litterally tore our family apart. i will never forget the day i found out, it was one of the worst days of my life. when 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. Read more »