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Are Nail Salons A Low Risk For Hepatitis

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Nancy,I work in a local nail salon where we get tremendous amounts of people coming in. What are the risks of infection here if say a client receives a cut from one of the instruments used and I don't realize it and unknowingly pass this on to...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Your answer is in your question. Sterilize the instruments between customers. You are at very low risk of tranmitting HIV, but hepatitis B can thrive in dried blood on an instrument for days. You are also at risk for passing along hepatitis C. Which... Read more »

Hepatitis C from a nail salon?

Dr. Dieterich,I recently visited a nail salon. The manacurist cut into the side of my finger with... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: AIDS Outreach Distributing Information at Beauty Salons

In a bid to raise HIV awareness among Latinas and African-American women, the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services is distributing information packets to beauty salons throughout the state. Department figures show approximately 45,000... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Rates of Hepatitis Screening and Vaccination of HIV-Infected MSM in HIV Clinics

Due to similar behavioral risk factors for the two infections, HIV-positive men who have sex with men are at increased risk of viral hepatitis. The authors of the current study set out to assess adherence to HIV management guidelines that recommend... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C: Are HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men at Risk?

Table of Contents Introduction What Is Hepatitis C? How Does Someone Get Hepatitis C? How Many People Have Hepatitis C in Canada? What Is the Evidence That HCV Can Be Transmitted Sexually? How Might HIV-Positive MSM Be Getting HCV? Is HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Antibody in Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Do Not Inject Drugs

"Large or repeated percutaneous exposures to blood such as through transfusion from unscreened donors or injection drug use have been the primary sources of infection" with hepatitis C virus (HCV), the authors wrote. "Sexual transmission occurs, but... 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 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 »

LowRisk Sex with the HighRisk and salivary glands

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have had a swollen gland in the right side of my neck, under my jaw for about FIVE months. It is not tender, and flucuates in size. The GP thought it was a submandibular lymph node; however, the ENT believes it to be my submandibular salivary... 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 »