Contracting HepC or B or HIV from contamined razor
Nov 30, 2004
My college son advised me last night that after his shower, he picked up the wrong razor and began shaving his face and neck and nikking himself (producing blood) all over the place. Our concern is contraction of HepC or B and HIV. What are the chances? He's up-do-date on his Hepa immunizations.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
If he is up to date with his hep B vaccines then he cant get HBV. The chances of acquiring HCV are low but not zero. However the razor would have to be contaminated with HCV for there to be any risk at all and the same would go for HIV. He should be fine. Tell him to be more careful! Safe shaving from now on! DTD
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