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Barber Hiv/aids Exam

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Barber Puts Shop on HIV-Prevention Front With Fast, Free Tests

Every Thursday, HIV tests are given in the back room of Kutz & Fades Unlimited Barbershop on Hillsborough's West Corbin Street. Up front, shop owner Melvin Jones clips and buzzes clients' hair. Jerry Pipoly, the Orange County Health Department's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wilmington News Journal Profiles Program Providing HIV/AIDS Awareness Information at Barber Shops, Salons

The Wilmington News Journal on Wednesday profiled the "offbeat salon approach" of the Wilmington, Del.-based HIV/AIDS community outreach program Do the Right Thing 4Life. The program -- which is supported by AIDS Delaware and will celebrate... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Associated Press Examines Indian HIV Prevention Program That Trains Barbers to Promote Prevention Among Clients

The AP/ Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Dec. 27, 2005, examined a "unique" HIV/AIDS prevention initiative that has trained more than 10,000 barbers in India to promote condom use, recognize the symptoms of HIV/AIDS and discuss the disease with... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV spread by blade used by barbers?

I am scared whether HIV/AIDS can be spread by the blade used by the barbers. I got a cut by that way and I am curious whether it can be spread like that? Your prompt attention will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your advice....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV really does not live outside of the body long enough for transmission to occur this way. See the response to Transmission through shaving.I have never heard of infection happening this way. You can always ask your barber if he sterilizes his... Read more »

told you you'd hear from me soon- son cut from barber's clippers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi,I know how busy you are so you can answer however briefly you'd like to!Took my son for a haircut today- the barber cut him with the clippers, now there's a gash- could he get HIV from this exposure and should I have him tested for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey P,We've got to stop meeting like this. Folks will begin to talk!The HIV-acquisition risk from a barber's clippers is nonexistent. HIV is a fragile virus. It doesn't survive very long at all outside the body and also there... Read more »

Getting infected from the barber

Hi. Im really confused about whether I could be infected by HIV from my barber. Whenever I get my haircut from him, he always cuts me accidently with his razor which he does regularly change after using on 3-4 people. Im scared that he could have...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your barber should use a new razor on each customer. HIV isn't the only disease you can get from exposure to someone else's blood (in fact, other diseases, such as hepatitis B, are far more contagious this way). And don't have sex... Read more »

Life Insurance medical exam/Similar symptoms to HIV/AIDS

Hello I have 2 questions:1) What happens if an individual has been declined for life insurance due to having the HIV virus or the AIDS virus yet unaware? Does the Life Ins. Co. normally notify the individual (by mail, ph, etc?)and advise...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Usually when a person is declined coverage, either the insurance company tells him why or advises him how to get more information with respect to why coverage was denied. I do not know what disease has symptoms closest to HIV but it is probably... Read more »
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My dad got cut by a razor at the barber

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 »

BARBER INCIDENT

Posted by maakz, 1 Reply
Dear doctor
The exposuresthat I have are very commonbutdue to the difference in answers we read while googling,I would like to hear from you doctorto try to have a peace of mind.
first......................,
I been to a barber shop five days back.... Read more »

NAT exam

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read in another post that NAT can only grab the virus in the first weaks after, is it true???? Read more »

syntoms and negative exam

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Lots of syntoms that started a week after exposure and negative almost at 6 months. She has HIV, what do you do with this kind of situation Read more »