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Sharing A Toothbrush And HIV Testing

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Toothbrush accidentally shared

Dear Dr. Barbara,Three months ago, I accidentally used my sister-in-law's toothbrush. She doesn't belong to any risk group (as far as I know) but has very severe gingivitis. I could not see blood but the toothbrush was still wet and this was what...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The chance of getting an infection from her toothbrush is very very low. Plus you do not think of her at risk..Therefore I would not get tested. Read more »

sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one... Read more »

!!!sharing toothbrushes or shavers!!

My sister is going to be tested for HIV and she has used other family members toothbrushes and... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...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. Cleaning equipment withbleach will kill HIV, but it may not stop Hep C. ... 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 »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...of HIV Abstinence from sexual relations is the surest way to prevent the sexual spread of STDs like HIV. Get tested and share your STD status with your partner before having sex. Then practice safer sex techniques to prevent infection. Use a... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Basic Facts About HIV/AIDS

...transmitted infections (STIs), recent tooth-brushing, or canker sores, which can allow the virus to enter the bloodstream. Sharing needles or syringes with someone who is HIV infected. Laboratory studies show that infectious HIV can survive... 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 Read more »

HELP! PLEASE ANSWER ME. I AM DESPERATE.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
PLEASE ANSWER MY PREVIOUS POST. I AM DESPERATE FOR HELP AND ADVICE. Read more »

QUICK QUESTIONS

Posted by worrywart22, 5 Replies
...WHATS THE LONGEST PERSON WHO LIVED WITH HIV/AIDS?AND HOW MANY YEARS AND WHATS THE AVERAGE PERSON TO LIVE WITH HIV/AIDS???? 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 »