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HIV Risk After Using Razors

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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- Sterilized, risk of infection?

A couple of weeks ago I was with my sister and her boyfriend, and I had a shaving razor in the... Read more »

Can you please confirm my research? I am trying to educate my community about HIV.

Hello Doctor Frascino,I am such an admirer of yours that I have decided to follow in your... Read more »
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The Well Project

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...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...treat HIV areprocessed by the liver. A liver badly damaged byHep C cannot process drugs as well. Althoughgenerally safe, the risk of side effects with HIVmedications may be slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? ... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...The goal of HIV prevention is to help people learn how to eliminate or reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV or of transmitting HIV to others. Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV Abstinence from Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Practices and Dental Dam Use Among Women Prisoners -- A Mixed Methods Study

...oral sex, yet only eight women (4 percent) reported ever having used a dental dam. Among the inmates, the main sources of STD risk were oral sex, manual sex, and sharing dildos. In addition, sharing razors could result in the transmission of... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Haircut risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I got my haircut recently. The barber nicked me when shaving my neck with the straight razor. I hardly felt it. What is the risk for aids or hepatitis c? I am freaking out here and worried sick. I haven't had any acute symptoms. Thanks. 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 »

please put my mind at rest!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi all, I know the story I will explain is low risk I just want to double check with all of you that im fine! I was in africa volunteering, and cut my finger with a razor blade Read more »