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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 »

Toothbrush risk

Posted by zbjwbs, 1 Reply
Dear all, here is the thing: I spent a year living with other two students. Because of the easiness to use stuff, I always put my toothbrush and shampoo in the bathroom we shared. Yesterday, I randomly knew online sharing toothbrush could be a risk... 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 »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I 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 »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
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 »
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Hiv spread through toothbrush?

I just recently used a toothbrush that wasn't mine. I thought it was before because it look almost exactly like mine except for the very small difference in color. I found out it belongs to someone who is a possible HIV risk. I found the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
You "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 »

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). I moved with a colleague of mine.(we share the same house, the same bathroom). First of all, I have OCDregarding HIV infection. I keep my personal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV from touching a toothbrush handle and sniffing it? WOWZA! Your OCD is OOC (out of control!). Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Your fears are irrational and unwarranted. I'd suggest you seek counseling (psychotherapy), because,... Read more »

Sharing a Toothbrush with My HIV Positive Partner

Hello,I accidentally used my HIV positive partner's toothbrush about 8 hours after he used it. I did rinse the toothbrush before use. My major concern is that I have bleeding gums. When I finished brushing my teeth there was blood from my...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-The risks of transmission from this event due to the time course (i.e. likely that any blood on toothbrush would have dried and HIV contained in that blood would be dead as well), no visible blood, and small amount of fluid regardless. I... Read more »

Accidentally used HIV sibling's toothbrush

I'm having a freak out here. I accidentally used my sibling's toothbrush, and this person has HIV. I noticed no blood on the brush. I don't recall it even seeming wet, but it may have been. I used it 8 hours after my sibling would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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 »
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