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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Toothbrush

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hiv by tooth brush

i use my room mate tooth brush five minute after he finish using it.what are my chance of getting hiv?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...The risk of getting HIV by sharing a toothbrush depend on a few things:1) How much virus is in his blood? A high viral load would increase Read more »

Best Friend Has HIV and Toothbrush

My friend used some of my toothpaste with his FINGER. He "brushed" his teeth his his finger and the... Read more »

Ambivalent information on risk via open mouth kissing

Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you are well.I just want to note the numerous, ambivalent and highly... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Basic Facts About HIV/AIDS

... How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? How is HIV not transmitted? How can I reduce my risk of becoming infected with HIV through sexual contact? Are there other ways to avoid getting HIV through sex? Is... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...treat HIV areprocessed by the liver. A liver badly damaged byHep C cannot process drugs as well. Althoughgenerally safe, the risk of side effects with HIVmedications may be slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Its Transmission

...actually found in blood or other specimens, drying of HIV-infected human blood or other body fluids reduces the theoretical risk of environmental transmission to that which has been observed -- essentially zero. Incorrect interpretation of... Read more »
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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 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? Read more »

risk assesment please?

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
...Hi there from South Africa, I just have a few queries about HIV and I ask if you can assess my risks? 1. I went to a club recently and cut my leg on a very prominent step. I only noticed the next morning. I am worried that someone Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(mouth-penis, mouth-vagina): The mouth is an inhospitable environment for HIV (in semen, vaginal fluid or blood), meaning the risk of HIV transmission through the throat, gums, and oral membranes is lower than through vaginal or anal membranes.... Read more »