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please please please
Dec 4, 2007

Dr. Bob!! Can you please tell me about the possibilities of getting HIV by sharing a razor?? Thank you so much!! You are wonderful!!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Although we certainly do not recommend sharing razors (or toothbrushes) with HIVers, the actual HIV-transmission risk from these activities would be remarkably low. HIV does not survive very long outside the body. For transmission to occur via razor, an HIV-poz person would need to cut himself and get an adequate amount of fresh blood on the blade, which would have to almost immediately cut into an HIV neggie, thereby transferring the virus-infected fresh blood into fresh non-infected blood through a fresh open wound. For obvious reasons the chance of this actually occurring is remote at best.

You're welcome so much.

Dr. Bob



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