Apr 20, 2013
I was just wondering if it was possible to contract HIV from using the same razor as another person. I used my mother's razor to shave my legs and slightly cut myself a bit, it is not uncommon for us to share however, I am not aware of any diseases my mother may have as I have recently discovered she has been engaging in an affair. I do know for a fact that the razor had been last used 14 hours prior to when I used it, and there was no visible blood on it when I used it and it appeared to be dry, yet I do not remember if I rinsed it off. (If only I would of thought of all of this before I would have just found another razor!) Alas, here I am worried. Please let me know if I have put myself at any sort of risk. Thank you so much.
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi If your mom does have HIV and you used the razor after her, having it be 14 hours later would not pose a risk. HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and is unable to infect.
For future use, I would not share razors with anyone, not just for HIV but for other bacterias or virus.
Take care of yourself, be well and stay safe, Shannon
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