Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Toothbrush
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »
Posted by grcboy77, 1 ReplyHi,
Recently I rubbed a girl of unknown HIV status through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »
Posted by Sprite1, 3 RepliesAnd just as I was entering the home stretch a little bit calmer...
Dr Bob's answer to the question "I've heard that female to male transmission is very low" has really scared me.
Why do... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationYou "found the toothbrush in your vehicle?" I certainly hope you weren't trying to brush while driving.OK, on to your specific question. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body. Consequently, finding a stray... Read more »
Tufts University School of MedicineI would not be concerned about the switching of toothbrushes...I would not expect you to get HIV this way...or HCV.As for a cut on the face...you would not acquire HIV/HCV even if a blood drop went on your skin. I would avoid any sharing of razors.... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Relax Max! Using an HIV-poz person's toothbrush after an eight hour interval carries no risk for HIV transmission. By the way, even if you had contracted HIV, you would not develop symptoms within 24 hours! It takes two to three weeks for... Read more »
Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on TransmissionHIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according to five CDC - and NIH -funded studies conducted in Africa... Read more »
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Beliefs About Transmission Risk and Vulnerability, Treatment Adherence and Sexual Risk Behavior Among a Sample of HIV-Positive MSMOptimistic beliefs about HIV transmission risk and STD vulnerability that are generated by advances in HIV treatment can influence motivation to practice safer sex. The current study's authors sought to understand the relationships between these... Read more »
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