Toothbrush How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For HIV
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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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationSorry to hear about your recent positive test. Sometimes even "simple common sense issues" can be confusing, especially when dealing with HIV. In general, we do not recommend sharing razors, toothbrushes, or other objects that could... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesEven if your roomate is infected with HIV, it is highly unlikely that HIV would be transmitted to you by sharing a toothbrush. Transmission through sharing a toothbrush is not a likely event; there is no actual evidence that HIV has been transmitted... 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 »
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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, 3 RepliesHow long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesIf you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?
And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »
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 »
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