HIV and hairdresser
Jan 17, 2012
My hairdresser has dermatitis on hands and I've got a very fragile skin. If her injuries bleed on my head which might be bleeding as well due to chemical treatments, could that be a possibile way of HIV transmission? Thanks for your answer
Response from Dr. Wohl
No. Her blood would have to be a) teeming with HIV, b) copious, c) come in contact with large opening in your scalp. I think all she can give you is a shampoo and a cut. DW
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