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Is It Possible To Get AIDS From Toothbrush

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Toothbrushes

HiI'm just writing to ask if transmission from sharing toothbrushes is a genuine possibility. If you'd used the toothbrush of a HIV + guy numerous times by mistake, say 50, over a 2 year period would the chance of getting HIV be likely?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiGetting HIV from a toothbrush is possible, but not probable. There would have to be a significant amount of blood on the the toothbrush and it would have had to just been used by the person living with HIV.It is on the very far end of the... Read more »

Hiv spread through toothbrush?

I just recently used a toothbrush that wasn't mine. I thought it was before because it look... Read more »

Razor and toothbrush exposure?

This may sound like a silly question, but I just found out my former roommate is HIV+, and it got... Read more »
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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 »

newly infected could possibly have aids

Posted by johnjsteinbeck, 1 Reply
i was recently infected but belive i am an extremely fast progressor. after sero my immune system was basically nil. and it has slowly gotten better.

However i now have early symptomatic signs of hiv. I have recurrent bouts of angular cheiltis,... Read more »

possible to show symptoms BEFORE the 10 year mark?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm acutely aware that ON AVERAGE it takes HIV 10 years to progress to AIDS, usually at the onset of an 'AIDS-defining' illness. Have there been cases of very quick progression to AIDS (due to more maligant and mutated strains)? Are there any... Read more »