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Sharing A Toothbrush Risk Of Getting 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 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 »

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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 »

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 »