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TOOTHBRUSH

Is there a risk of using someone toothbrush 5 minutes after they used it----blood was on it--person is hiv positive--friecking out...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I would not be concerned. Any virus present on the toothbrush would be unable to infect you. Furthermore, any virus present would need direct access to your bloodstream in a way that facilitated transmission. Penetrative sex and... Read more »

Toothbrush accidentally shared

Dear Dr. Barbara,Three months ago, I accidentally used my sister-in-law's toothbrush. She... Read more »

Hiv spread through toothbrush?

I just recently used a toothbrush that wasn't mine. I thought it was before because it look... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients

In the current study, a sample of HIV patients completed a questionnaire identifying their demographic characteristics and risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV). A chart review was conducted to confirm the information obtained in the survey. Risk... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C: Are HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men at Risk?

Table of Contents Introduction What Is Hepatitis C? How Does Someone Get Hepatitis C? How Many People Have Hepatitis C in Canada? What Is the Evidence That HCV Can Be Transmitted Sexually? How Might HIV-Positive MSM Be Getting HCV? Is HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Understanding Recent Increases in the Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men Having Sex With Men: Changes in Risk Behavior From Risk Avoidance to Risk Reduction

The authors of the current study sought to explore risk behavior and transmission routes in men having sex with men (MSM) newly diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Physicians participating in the sentinel study completed a... Read more »
Housing Works

Your Little Will Do a Lot

Just donating a (new) toothbrush will help those hurt by Noel Of all the countries it affected, Tropical Storm Noel hit the Dominican Republic and Haiti the hardest. In the Dominican Republic, Noel caused more than 82 deaths and left more than... 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 »

risk assesment please?

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
Hi there from South Africa,
I just have a few queries about HIV and I ask if you can 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... Read more »

Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing positive, but does low risk mean that the risk is virtually none? Thanx.

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