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Can you get hiv from dental tools or at a dentist office

In 2020 I went to a dentist in Ohio to get a cleaning and there was blood and 2 dentist work on my mouth after that there was covid 19 at this time I’m still a virgin . I started having rashes on my legs and hands however not chest then I started having protected sex but couple weeks ago I started having sex with this girl unprotected and now she is having rashes on her skin and now I’m scared because I don’t want to ruin her life because I always had a fear of hiv This is a rash on her butt

  1. Per Google - What are the odds of getting HIV from dental instruments?
    Answer. The risk is incredibly low to no risk. HIV begins to die once it leaves the body and becomes unable to infect. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding (if the mother has a detectable viral load).

    The only way to know if you have HIV is a blood test. Any dentist office has safety measures in place for patient safety. They do not use the same dirty tools on multiple people or they would lose their license and be held accountable legally for making people sick. I'm an HIV Peer Educator in a hospital - the patients we see with rashes have AIDS diagnosis.

    No one here can diagnose you based on a picture of a rash, there are many causes for rashes. I know a lot of people who were diagnosed and had zero symptoms at the time. The only way you will know is by going to a doctor.

    1. Hi . I can see that this recurrent rash has you concerned and it is good that you are seeking accurate information. There is a lot of misinformation out there and it is important get proper guidance. On top of the excellent information from Brooke concerning HIV transmission, I want to share this article on the topic from our editorial team: I also want to share this article on myths and misconceptions, which notes that HIV does not survive on surfaces outside the body: HIV needs human blood to replicate and survive.

      Concerning the rash you have been experiencing, there are many potential causes (see this article for numerous examples: and only a doctor can provide the proper diagnostics. A dermatologist could be helpful on this front.

      Of course, the CDC advises that HIV and STI testing in general should be part of regular healthcare and getting tested/screened could help put your mind at ease. Hoping this information is helpful and please feel free to let us know how you are doing and to ask additional questions. Best, Richard (Team Member)

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