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Carrie
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Sharing shaving razors?
      #234567 - 12/21/07 10:35 AM

My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, then I use the same one and nick myself while shaving my legs, could the virus be transfered? My thought is that since the infected (ish, I hate that term) blood dries and is exposed to air, it wouldn't be possible to infect me. We're still looking for the truth though.

Does anyone know about this?

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oldwoman
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Reged: 05/12/07
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Re: Sharing shaving razors? new
      #234571 - 12/21/07 09:11 PM

I don't know the truth about it,but I prefer to keep them separate.My son uses blue razors and I use pink,makes it easy to tell apart.

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franfrog
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Re: Sharing shaving razors? new
      #234573 - 12/21/07 10:40 PM

I am sure that anything is possible. I think you should be looking int how possible. I am not real sure but would you take that chance anyway? Be safe! I hope you find your answer.

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vokz
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Reged: 09/06/07
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Re: Sharing shaving razors? new
      #234584 - 12/22/07 09:50 AM

Unless you are using it straight after him, it is unlikely he would be able to pass on HIV that way .. although you certainly would be able to pass on herpes, hepatitis and the like between the two of you.

To be honest, sharing razors isn’t a good idea at the best of times. Different types of hair blunt razors in strange ways and cause all manner of nicks, tears and cuts when passed between people.

Personally I would kill anyone who used my wet razor.


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Bear60
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Re: Sharing shaving razors? new
      #234596 - 12/22/07 06:21 PM

Well, Carrie, if you want one more opinion mine is that you should have your own disposable razors. He should have his. I dont share mine with my partner and he is poz too. Has less to do with HIV and more about respect for each others "space".

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Carrie
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Re: Sharing shaving razors? new
      #234635 - 12/24/07 12:14 PM

Thanks everyone! I went out and bought us seperate shavers so we don't have to worry about it anymore.

I appriciate the responces!

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ravi
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Reged: 11/19/05
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Re: Sharing shaving razors? new
      #234651 - 12/24/07 11:52 PM

Carrie,

In theory risk does exist, however in practicality, it is unlikely transmission would occur. However as a practice, it is advised not to share your belongings which maybe exposed to your blood like razors, toothbrush etc with anyother person, let alone he is positive or not!

Hope this helps.

Goodluck

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God Bless you

Stay Well

Love Ravi

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Samurai
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Re: Sharing shaving razors? new
      #240916 - 07/23/08 06:45 AM

NEVER let anyone share your razor or your toothbrush.

If a microscopic speck of blood on the tip of a syringe can cause infection, it can do it on a razor or toothbrush.

Blood contact is the highest risk.
Also, your viral load increases your risk for a partner.
If your viral load is high, you have a higher risk to infect others.

Good luck.
~Samurai

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I am forever amazed at the abundance of hydrogen and ignorance in the universe.
~Albert Einstein

Edited by Samurai (07/24/08 10:41 PM)

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Bear60
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Re: Sharing shaving razors? new
      #240948 - 07/24/08 10:44 AM

I asked an expert about this razor business and the response I got was basically:
There are more reasons not to share razors (or toothbrushes) than HIV. Since HIV is a fragile virus which dies quicky..........its unlikely that HIV would be passed this way. It boils down to the discussion about HOW MUCH BLOOD and HOW LONG its been on the razor and so on and on and on. There is a BIG difference between a razor and a syringe in the first place.
BUT there are other problems that can be passed along such as Hepatitis C and molluscum.
In general the advice from the experts is: dont share toothbrushes and razors.


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jeffturner
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Re: Sharing shaving razors? new
      #246027 - 06/12/09 06:32 AM

Yeah there is a possibility, never share your razor with anybody else. There's a risk not only of aids but many other diseases too.

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rob_dell
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Reged: 08/05/09
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Re: Sharing shaving razors? new
      #246904 - 08/05/09 12:27 PM

If HIV is not supposed to be an airborne infection, why did I just watch three people who live with an HIV+ person become infected without sharing toilet, razor, toothbrush, forks, spoons or even sleeping in the same room? I got news for you. The CDC has failed to warn people because of the the social problems it would cause. HIV IS AIRBORNE.

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