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Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
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... Read more »

HIV from razor blades please help

Posted by john9955, 1 Reply
Recently got tested for HIV (2days ago) by a finger prick and was negative, today I was at a car workshop (my friend works there) and I was accidentally messing with a razor blade and it came in contact for a few seconds with the finger that was... Read more »

razor and tattoo pins ...can some 1 effected???

Posted by billi302
hi friends
i came to know that hiv virus dies in air exposure,and if there is hiv+ some blood on razor blade or tattoo pin,how can then person be effected..and it is considered as the low risk factor???..why.
thanks for ur knowledge sharing.
health... Read more »

help/razor

Posted by chris34, 2 Replies
I just found out my 15 year old use my razor. I cut my self shaving, I put the razor in the medicine cabbnet not thinking. I don't know for sure if I have hiv but she's having some of the same symtoms diarrhea heavness in her legs and not able to... Read more »

So I went to get a haircut-razor cut my neck

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Yea,
So I go to this old fashioned barber shop that still uses a razor to shave the back of my neck (and every other customer). Then I felt the sting and new I was cut. He wiped some blood off and splashed some old spice on the wound. Geez, am I at... Read more »
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Razors and vomit and junkies, oh my!

Hi Dr. WohlPerhaps my question is dumb and/or paranoid, but Ive found myself growing worried about the possibility of HIV transmission in two different scenarios. Hopefully you can help.First one: My boyfriend lives with his little brother. His...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
None of these scenarios risks HIV transmission. You should break down and buy the bros a pack of disposable razors. Say it is a Memorial Day present. They will love you for it. You can not get HIV from a nacho. No how, no way.DW... Read more »

razor

I am 25 year old male....i recently read the answer to a guy asking about hiv transmission through used razor at barber shop,same incident happned to me..but in dat answer you said it does carry a high risk...contradictiory from first two sentence...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI will be talking to our web master and ask that the question be revised. My fingers got typing faster than my brain and I didn't re read the answer prior to my posting. It does not carry a risk!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

HIV by razor?

Please answer my question, i'm losing sleep over this..recently i used a razor in my bathroom and i know my sisters friend is HIV+, what would happen if she used that razor and then i used it a couple days later..am i at risk of getting HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is a risk for transmission of HIV or HCV (hepatitis C virus) any time you come into contact with infected blood. However, the odds of transmission happening in your case are quite low. It is highly unlikely that HIV or HCV would remain... Read more »

Razor Worry

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...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIf 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... Read more »
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