Toothbrush And HIV Transmission Risk
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI 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 »
Posted by StupidMe, 1 ReplyHi 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »
Posted by grcboy77, 1 ReplyHi,
Recently I rubbed a girl of unknown HIV status through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationYou "found the toothbrush in your vehicle?" I certainly hope you weren't trying to brush while driving.OK, on to your specific question. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body. Consequently, finding a stray... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,HIV from touching a toothbrush handle and sniffing it? WOWZA! Your OCD is OOC (out of control!). Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Your fears are irrational and unwarranted. I'd suggest you seek counseling (psychotherapy), because,... Read more »
University of North CarolinaHello there-The risks of transmission from this event due to the time course (i.e. likely that any blood on toothbrush would have dried and HIV contained in that blood would be dead as well), no visible blood, and small amount of fluid regardless. I... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Relax Max! Using an HIV-poz person's toothbrush after an eight hour interval carries no risk for HIV transmission. By the way, even if you had contracted HIV, you would not develop symptoms within 24 hours! It takes two to three weeks for... Read more »
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Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on TransmissionHIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according to five CDC - and NIH -funded studies conducted in Africa... Read more »
Beliefs About Transmission Risk and Vulnerability, Treatment Adherence and Sexual Risk Behavior Among a Sample of HIV-Positive MSMOptimistic beliefs about HIV transmission risk and STD vulnerability that are generated by advances in HIV treatment can influence motivation to practice safer sex. The current study's authors sought to understand the relationships between these... Read more »
Majority of New York City Adults at Increased Risk of HIV Transmission Think They Are Not at Risk, Survey SaysAbout 18% of New York City adults are at risk of contracting HIV because of drug use or multiple sex partners, according to a recent survey conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene , the AP/ New York Times reports. ... Read more »
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