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Toothbrush spunk follow-up question-Will donate

I am close to my 3 month testing mark and even though you calmed my fears by saying my risk is negligible at best, I can't get over the fact that the spunk on my toothbrush was brushed vigorously over my gums. If there were active HIV on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Toothbrush-Spunk-Guy,I remain amazed (and amused) by your ongoing worry that a disgruntled baggage handler spunked your toothbrush to get revenge.My assessment remains unchanged and your follow-up question once again puts your query into... Read more »

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.... Read more »

accidently swapped toothbrush with my mom

hi, recently my mom and i swapped toothbrushes accidently and i have bleed from my gums sometimes... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Patients to Be Tested After Hospital HIV Scare

Officials at Bundaberg Hospital in southern Queensland are recommending blood tests for 274 people treated between Nov. 6 and 13 at the facility's dental clinic. Authorities discovered that one batch of dental instruments cleaned on Nov. 6 was not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Syringe-Scare Tests Come Back Positive; HIV, Hepatitis Found in Patients, But Not Linked to Problem Procedure

Health officials say there is no evidence that a small number of former patients who tested positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV contracted the infections from syringes improperly reused by health workers at High Prairie Health Complex. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing: Why Aren't More People Doing It?

Stigma still makes people reluctant, even afraid, to get screened for HIV, health officials say. And yet an HIV diagnosis is the first step to care, treatment, and learning how to avoid transmitting the virus to others. "We have to bring it out in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wales: Rise in HIV Cases Prompts Tests for Pregnant Women

Advocates are stepping up the battle against HIV/AIDS in Wales amid fears that the number of new cases has doubled in the last 12 months. The latest National Assembly figures show there were 45 new HIV cases in 2000, raising the total by 7.5... 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 3 years ago. I... Read more »

Transmission by Toothbrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just found out that a neighbor of mine is HIV+. My son recently stayed at their house overnight with their kids. He didn't have a toothbrush, and said he used one of theirs.

Is there any evidence of transmission this way. Would toothpaste kill... Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The ONLY ways that HIV can be transmitted:

* having unprotected sexual intercourse (vaginal or anal) with someone else who is HIV positive
* direct blood contact, i.e. sharing needles with someone who is HIV positive, accidental workplace... Read more »

Im Not Going To Lie Im Scared Really scared

Posted by wonderboy21, 6 Replies
i tested positive a few months back and it hit hard i read all about the virus side effects you name it im reading about it.. im so scared i have so many questions..24yr old gay male who wants to raise a family some day.. i got my results back viral... Read more »