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Sharing A Toothbrush And HIV Transmission Risk

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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 »

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 »

please please please

Dr. Bob!! Can you please tell me about the possibilities of getting HIV by sharing a razor?? ... Read more »
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...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 »
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Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...The goal of HIV prevention is to help people learn how to eliminate or reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV or of transmitting HIV to others. Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV Abstinence from Read more »
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Hepatitis C Transmission

...clean needles and your ownworks each time you inject stops both HIV and HCVtransmission (and reinfection). It also reduces the risk of other infections. Hepatitis C and other (non-injecting) drug use "I also worry about sharing a rolled up... Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

... Sexual Transmission of HIV Worldwide, sexual transmission accounts for the majority of new HIV infections each year. The risk of sexual transmission is greatly reduced by using condoms during sex. The ways that HIV is transmitted are well... 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 gets blood on the razor, 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 Read more »

risk assesment please?

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
...whole night and brushed past people without realizing that it was in fact bleeding and open. 2. I know its stupid to share toothbrushes, but I have on occasion shared toothpaste with people, is that considered a risk? 3. Last night I cut my foot... Read more »

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Posted by pixie, 1 Reply
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