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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 »

Toothbrush mix up!

My boyfriend whom is HIV/HepC mixed up our toothbrushes. I unfortunitly used his by mistake.... 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 »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

Hepatitis: Is Your Doctor in the Dark?

...living with someone who has chronic hepatitis also have higher odds. You should never share another person's razor blade or toothbrush; nor is it safe to engage in oral or anal contact. And, as always, it's vital to wash your hands carefully... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...isolated cases of people becoming infected from using a razor that had just been used by an HIV-positive person, or from using a toothbrush immediately after the toothbrush was used by someone who was HIV positive, or in other unexpected ways. To... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...among people with HIV. There is also asmall risk that Hep C can be spread by unsafetattooing and by sharing razors, scissorsor toothbrushes. To protect yourself and others: If you use drugs, do not share or re-use needlesor other equipment.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

How Does HIV Spread During Sex? Unsafe Activities Safer Activities Safe Activities What if Both People Are Already Infected? Know What You're Doing Set Your Limits The Bottom Line How Does HIV Spread During Sex? To spread... 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 Read more »

Transmission by Toothbrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 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, then I use the same one and nick myself while... Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...come in contact with bodily fluids of someone who is infected with the HIV virus, but what if he uses my razor?? What if my toothbrush and his are in the same cup in the bathroom?? If i drink out of the same cup?? Or say we use the same bar of... Read more »