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Sharing A Toothbrush Worried I Have HIV

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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...person, or from using a toothbrush immediately after the toothbrush was used by someone who was HIV positive, or in other unexpected ways. To be safe, always avoid direct contact with blood and sexual fluids in any context. Don't worry too much about rare cases. For instance, there is one documented case of transmission from deep or "French" kissing -- in two people who had terrible dental problems. However, the odds of getting HIV from...
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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
.... . . similar sleeping arrangements have been the setup for countless porno flicks!To specifically address your unwarranted worries, your HIV risk is completely nonexistent. HIV testing is not warranted. Your 1 mm by 1 cm painless cut also poses... 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 »

WORRIED- SHARED RAZOR

PLEASE HELP ME, I AM SCARED BECAUSE I USED MY ROOMMATES RAZOR RIGHT AFTER HIM AND I SOMETIMES CUT MYSELF. HE HAS ALOT OF UNPROTECTED SEX AND IS SICK ALOT. SHOULD I BE WORRIED, GET TESTED. I KNOW ITS LOW RISK BUT RISK NONETHELESS. THANK YOU.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Even if your roomate is infected with HIV, it is highly unlikely that HIV would be transmitted to you by sharing a razor. Transmission through sharing a razor is not a likely event; there is no actual evidence that HIV has been transmitted Read more »

Still worrying about sharing toothpaste on a train

Hi, Dr.Rob! Thank you for answering my question about my episode of sharing my toothpaste on a train. Afterwards, I surfed this web about the risk of sharing toothpaste with other people. However, I still doubt about the risk. Say, if the old lady...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Chinese College Student,You "surfed the web about the risk of sharing toothpaste with other people on a train?" I doubt even Google could come up with many matches for that search!If you know your Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...Mar 22, 2006 or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...infected by sharing items that contain only tiny traces of dried blood. HCV can be transmitted through: injecting drugs using shared syringes and/or spoons, caps, and other cookers; water; filters; and ties that may have been used by someone... Read more »
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Sharing toothbrushes

Posted by StupidMe, 1 Reply
...toothbrushes. Kids being kids they just used them without asking because they'd left theirs at friends during sleepovers. I'm worried that I may have had a false negative test and that I could have infected my wife and kids over the last few... 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
...assess my risks? 1. I went to a club recently and cut my leg on a very prominent step. I only noticed the next morning. I am worried that someone else could have cut themselves on it before me. Also, I walked around with this cut the whole night... Read more »

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Posted by pixie, 1 Reply
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