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Pcr Dna Results After Sharing A Toothbrush

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The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...weakening your immune system. Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. The higher the amount of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way to measure the amount of virus. It is best to stick with the same kind of test and not...
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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 blood on a toothbrush could Read more »

Hepatitis C Concerns

I am a drug user and although I mainly only smoke cannabis, I have on occasion abused hard drugs. About a month ago I injected pain killers for the first time. Everybody used a different clean needle on the first shot, but since someone else shot...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...you could request testing with PCR-based assays. The risk to your nephew would be extremely low. We don't recommend sharing toothbrushes mainly because of risk of gum bleeding with brushing. If you are HCV positive, you will need to discuss your... Read more »

Thank You...but

Hello again Dr. bob.You may remember me as the guy who thought he contracted HIV by having protected sex for 5 min. and unprotected oral with a girl he met at a bar. The guy who then passed the virus on to his girlfriend by having one time protected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »

poss transmission to child

Hi Dr. Bob, I've written many times, each time you say no way no how. Come to find out my tests HIV1/2 Antibody screens for "GroupO" but doesn't always pick it up. My rapid test didn't screen for "O" or "N" just M. I just found out my ex-LTC in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jules,I've combined your two most recent posts. I was confused and concerned by your October 25th post, which suggested you had been diagnosed HIV positive with group O virus. As I was in the midst of composing a reply to that post, your most... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r eaction) method uses an enzyme to multiply the HIV in the blood sample. Then a chemical... 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 »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

News I want to share.....

Posted by rainbowhisperer, 6 Replies
...reason I am who i am. Jesus put me here to love and take care of children. I have devoted my whole life to children.Thank you in sharing in my happiness I just wanted to brag for a minute. With love always. Read more »

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Posted by PVS, 1 Reply
...testing. However, there are also tests that diagnose HIV infection by detecting certain parts of the genetic material of HIV. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests are used to diagnose HIV infection in infants. Viral culture may also be performed... Read more »