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Transmission via shaver, razors etc.
      #274985 - 01/23/14 08:31 PM

Firstly sorry for my bad English.

I used a razor from some stranger and I cut myself. My chin bled (not considerably but quite a bit - some blood drops). Before that incident, no one had used that razor for quite a while - a few days or more I think. Is there any risk here? I heard that HIV cannot survive long outside the body, and after a few hours it will become inactive and pose no threat?

Another question: what about using a nose hair shaver? Can the virus stay and get through the mucous membrane inside the nose?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Transmission via shaver, razors etc. new
      #274999 - 01/24/14 04:51 PM

Same as any razor

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Re: Transmission via shaver, razors etc. new
      #275016 - 01/25/14 09:29 AM

This doesn't put you at risk of HIV. However, sharing razors is theoretically considered as risk of hepatit C as it can survive up to 4 days and hepatit B up to few hours. Chance of catching out through sharing razor is low.

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