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Sharing A Toothbrush Worried I Have AIDS

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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 »

sharing razor blades

I had been sharing my toothbrush and razor blade with a house-mate of mine and i recently susect... Read more »

WORRIED- SHARED RAZOR

PLEASE HELP ME, I AM SCARED BECAUSE I USED MY ROOMMATES RAZOR RIGHT AFTER HIM AND I SOMETIMES CUT... Read more »
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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 Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...Please help.. (NEEDLE STICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010) May 23, 2010 Revenge of a disgruntled baggage handler Toothbrush spunk follow-up question-Will donate Nov 8, 2009 Want to get in touch with Dr. Bob? You can reach... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well as the anxiety that can be brought on by an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and disclosure worries. HELP ... I don't know what's happening to me Aug 20, 2010 Whether genetically, biologically or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. 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 »

There just might be some truth in my little rant:

Posted by klclt, 1 Reply
...don't have HIV are going to keep asking until someone tells them they don't. Here's the deal. If you've had unprotected sex, shared needles, gotten a blood transfusion, or in some other way shared bodily fluids with another person, you have a... Read more »

risk assesment please?

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
...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 on glass and without thinking, I... Read more »

blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...know these questions may seem silly, but every answer i get from HIV Q&A's aren't really helpful. I need human beings to share my thoughts with. I want to educate myself instead of worrying about everything. Thank you for your words... Read more »