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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads Many people still misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another.
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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 month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that infectious HIV can survive in used syringes for a month or more. That's why people who inject drugs should never reuse or share syringes, water, or drug preparation equipment. This includes needles or syringes used to inject illegal drugs... Read more »

HIV positive, worried about HCV and HBV!

Hello DoctorPlease can you help me, i'm increasing worried about a couple of things. I am HIV positive and doing extremley well on medication, undectable viral load and CD4 of 500. The thing is i am worried about catching HBV or HCV on top of the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You ask some good questions:1. Yes you should avoid sharing razors. This is part of guidelines, but I think in reality the risk is low. I would still try to use your own razors - and to Read more »

infection from using other's tooth brush

I really appreciate for your service. Before putting the question, i have gone through the entire site looking for answer to my question, because i don't want waste your precious time. Today morning i woke up and because of dizziness( because i...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...not a likely event (there is no actual evidence that HIV has been transmitted this way). It is recommended that one does not share the toothbrush or razor of an infected person because blood left on the objects could transmit HIV. However,... Read more »

oh no! my daughter used my toothbrush!

having found out i am hiv about one week ago has been a shock in itself. being a single parent my specialist covered some simple common sense issues to protect my daughter. she mentioned not to share a toothbrush. i thought that was quite silly....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Sometimes even "simple common sense issues" can be confusing, especially when dealing with HIV. In general, we do not recommend sharing razors, toothbrushes, or other objects that could transfer blood from one person to another. Please note that... 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 »
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 »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...treating HIV. Studies have shown that an HIV-positive person whose health care provider treats many HIV-positive people lives longer than a person whose health care provider treats a few HIV-positive people. Even though there is no cure for HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Men, Women Should Share Responsibility for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, Malaysian Official Says

... Men and women should share equal responsibility for preventing HIV/AIDS and providing treatment to people living with the diseases, Ng Yen Yen -- Malaysian 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »