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HIV Risk After Sharing A Razor

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Hiv from shaving

Hi doctor, I am scared I got HIV from sharing a razor with my friend who might be hiv +. He shaved and cut himself. Then i shaved 2 days later with the same razor. Should i get tested?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is no HIV-transmission risk from using the same razor your positively charged buddy used two days previously. HIV testing is not medically warranted.Dr. Read more »

Razor and toothbrush exposure?

This may sound like a silly question, but I just found out my former roommate is HIV+, and it got... Read more »

WORRIED- SHARED RAZOR

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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, Read more »

Sexual Relations With A Virgin- Advice needed!

Posted by scared_elf, 3 Replies
...brushes or razors but has shared electric razors (like hairdressers use to cut hair) with his friends. Risk or not? 3. He directly shares drinks and eating utensils with people. And he shares and passes around joints of marijuana with other... Read more »

My dad got cut by a razor at the barber

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »

just tested positive

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...he is neg we well i never slept with anyone else.my daugher is pos he trying to tell me that i got it from her a cut with a razor that could be true but what about him we never use protection he had a los of difference girls i dont no please i... Read more »