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HIV From A Foot Bath And Nail Salon

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Please answer! Fear of exposure at nail salon

I was recently at a nail salon to get a pedicure. The nail technician used the nail tools that were on the cart but I became scared that they may not have been clean and were used on the customer before me. I asked him if they were clean and he said...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. By the way, the jungle red tootsies look hot!Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated.Be well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

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Nancy,I work in a local nail salon where we get tremendous amounts of people coming in. What are... Read more »

NAIL SALON FAN! i love you pls answer

Hi Dr. Bob,You are such an amazing human being! Really, your website is where i come too if i ever... Read more »
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Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I've frequented the same nail salon from summer of 2002 until winter of 2005. It's somewhat clean, with the pedicure tubs being washed after each use, but they don't regularly sterilize the clippers or electrical buffer/filer cylinders after each... Read more »

HIV from being Tweezed at a salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Last week, I had my eyebrows waxed and tweezed at a salon. Im not sure if the woman used a sterile tweezer on me or if I bled, I think I might have bled because I have sensitive skin. I remember that she called me in right after another woman... Read more »

HIV at the salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I might sound a little paranoid now, but I am pretty worried. My dad went to get a hair cut recently and the barber was using a razor and accidently cut my dad. I am afraid that the barber used the same razor on a lot other people. Is it possible... Read more »

Problems with nail fungus?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
have many people out there had problems concerning nail fungus
around the nail, not affecting the nail itself? What time does
this usually accure in HIV infection and does this mean that my
amune system is breaking down.

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