Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Toothbrushes With PLHAs Inserted Into The Genitals?
I want to ask, At that time I did something stupid, I masturbated and used a toothbrush holder with HIV, I did it repeatedly because the toothbrush holder was large, and I just found out that he was infected with HIV. So whether the HIV virus could be transmitted through the handle brush it or not? Do I have to do a blood test to check HIV? Please answer. thank you.
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
The HIV virus is mainly transmitted through the body fluids of patients who have been previously infected, then enters other people's bodies directly through blood vessels. For example in injection drug users in turns, through defects on the surface of the skin and mucosa, for example in risky sexual relations (anal sex, oral sex), or through breastfeeding.
Other bodily fluids such as sweat, urine, and saliva cannot transmit the HIV virus. In this case you suspect that saliva is attached to the toothbrush that you use for stimulation. Unless the saliva is mixed with blood cells such as a small wound or canker sores in the mouth of an HIV positive patient, the saliva can contain the HIV virus but in very small levels and the risk of transmission is also very small.
However, if you are overly concerned, it is a good idea to check yourself voluntarily at the VCT clinic at the nearest health facility to ensure you are free of HIV.
That's all, hope you can help