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Sharing A Toothbrush And HIV

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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 the risk.2) Was there Read more »

Toothbrush accidentally shared

Dear Dr. Barbara,Three months ago, I accidentally used my sister-in-law's toothbrush. She doesn't... 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 »
Articles
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...can reduce HIV transmission from a mother to her baby. Did You Know? Activities such as: Body piercing Tattooing Sharing razor blades Using performance enhancing injection drugs (i.e., steroids) may increase your risk for... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Mother-to-child (during pregnancy, birth, or breast-feeding) Re-Using and Sharing Needles Many HIV infections occur when people share needles to inject heroin, methamphetamine, steroids, hormones, or other drugs. This risk may be reduced... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...transmit Hep C,particularly 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia to Share Global Funds on HIV/AIDS

...Lewis said he would get in touch with those responsible for the global fund for HIV/AIDS to ensure the country receives its share. Lewis stressed that HIV/AIDS has further compounded the hunger crisis in Zambia. He said the UN intended to study... 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 »

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 »

Scared....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HI, i just had one question. I live with someone who has HIV, and it really scares me cause i think that somehow i could catch it. please tell me if there is ANY way that i could catch Read more »

Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...if you wish. http://www.worldaidsday.org/ The exact page for telling your own story is at: http://www.worldaidsday.org/Share-your-story.aspx Writing your view of "Living with HIV" could help change important policies. Best Wishes. BWB. Read more »