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Toothbrush And HIV Testing

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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 brush,...
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 Read more »

Very unusual situation

This may fall into the most bizarre category but it is real and I am worried.A few months ago, I... 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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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...isolated cases of people becoming infected from using a razor that had just been used by an HIV-positive person, or from using a toothbrush immediately after the toothbrush was used by someone who was HIV positive, or in other unexpected ways. To... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Basic Facts About HIV/AIDS

... What is HIV? What is AIDS? How quickly do people infected with HIV develop AIDS? How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS? How is Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS

...her baby (lesscommon) Sharing personal care items that may come in contact with another person'sblood, such as razors or toothbrushes (less common) HIV and HCV Co-Infection Because HIV and HCV are spread by contact with infected... Read more »
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Sharing toothbrushes

Posted by StupidMe, 1 Reply
...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 tested -ve but, over the last year I've developed several hiv related symptoms. Over the... Read more »

question about test

Posted by holycow, 1 Reply
...wondering if that hep B test screwed up my results because right now i have thrush and receding gums, which my dentist says is toothbrush abrasion, but I have never had gum problems ever before this time... thanks!! Read more »

HELP! PLEASE ANSWER ME. I AM DESPERATE.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
PLEASE ANSWER MY PREVIOUS POST. I AM DESPERATE FOR HELP AND ADVICE. 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 »