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Seroconverting After Using Toothbrush

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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
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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 »

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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 »
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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

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The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional... 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 »

concerned

Posted by mikve, 1 Reply
...ask this but here it goes. I got curious in the shower one day and i am a male. I did not want to use my finger, so i used my toothbrush. No one in my house has std, but after like 10 sec, i just threw it out. Am i at risk of anything? 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 »