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Sharing A Toothbrush Scared To Get Tested

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Toothbrush sharing with a Hep B person

my 2 yr old took my relative's toothbrush and put it in his mouth while I wasn't looking. My cousin has Hep B. What are the chances of my son being infected? I am scared to death. thanks
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...People should not share toothbrushes on a regular basis with a person with chronic hepatitis B due to concerns that a little bit of blood on a toothbrush could Read more »

Im so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

I am 29 years old with 3 children and a husband. I just found out today that my father who has been... Read more »

Ongoing fear

I look forward to seeing my hiv+ friend when I return from months of working away from home and it... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...health care provider and obstetrician if you are HIV positive If you protect yourself in these ways, you do not need to be afraid of getting or passing HIV by casual contact. Remember, HIV is not transmitted by: Hugs Dancing Sharing food... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" forum on safe sex and HIV prevention is flooded with tons of questions every day. It's normal to be scared, especially if you don't know much about HIV. But that is why it is important to educate yourself: so you... Read more »
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Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and don't feel that you have to tell everyone right away (see The Well Project's info sheet on disclosure ). But don't let fear of being judged cause you to isolate yourself and not talk to anyone. If it is hard to tell family and friends at... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...applications. Let's say you are an immigrant who has tested HIV positive. Besides worrying about testing HIV positive, you also fear what will happen to you because you are not a U.S. citizen. You may wonder whether your immigration status will... 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 had a hiv risk Read more »

Sexual Relations With A Virgin- Advice needed!

Posted by scared_elf, 3 Replies
...shared. What if someone masturbated in the shower prior to him using it and there was semen in the shower? 2. He does not share tooth brushes or razors but has shared electric razors (like hairdressers use to cut hair) with his friends. Risk or... Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...as soon as it it exposed to the air. Therefore, HIV cannot exist on inanimate objects such as silverware, dishes, tweezers, toothbrushes, sexual toys, etc... for more than seconds. Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...still not sure if it really did sink in for him yet. i can't imagine trying to cope with something like that. I am just so scared that with him having HIV that somehow I could catch it. I know that you can only catch it if you have sexual... Read more »