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electric hair clippers
Sep 30, 2001

dear nancy

can you please tell me if it is very dangerous to have been cut with a pair of electric hair clippers at the hairdressers that I know do not get sterilised from person to person. my son was nicked and I have worried myself sick since. regards

worried mum

Response from Ms. Breuer

First, if the hairdresser doesn't sterilize equipment, you might consider finding another hairdresser. No one is going to acquire HIV from electric hairclippers, but there are other conditions your son could acquire from unsterilized clippers that nick him.

HIV in dried blood on hairclippers is not going to be infectious. But hepatitis B in dried blood on hairclippers could be in the situation you describe. I'd say it's worth traveling a little further to find a more conscientious barber.

Please put yourself at ease about the HIV question. Not a risk.



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