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Can You Contract HIV From Razors

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Contracting HepC or B or HIV from contamined razor

My college son advised me last night that after his shower, he picked up the wrong razor and began shaving his face and neck and nikking himself (producing blood) all over the place. Our concern is contraction of HepC or B and HIV. What are the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
If he is up to date with his hep B vaccines then he cant get HBV. The chances of acquiring HCV are low but not zero. However the razor would have to be contaminated with HCV for there to be any risk at all and the same would go for HIV. He should be... Read more »

Razor Worry

I was just wondering if it was possible to contract HIV from using the same razor as another... Read more »

sharing razor blades

I had been sharing my toothbrush and razor blade with a house-mate of mine and i recently susect... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Why Merck Vaccine Candidate Might Have Increased Likelihood of Contracting HIV

Trials of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine were halted in September 2007 because the drug might have increased the likelihood of contracting the virus rather than preventing it, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Experimental... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Infants Born to HIV-Positive Women With Herpes More Likely to Contract HIV, Study Says

Infants born to HIV-positive women diagnosed with genital herpes during pregnancy are more likely to contract HIV, according to a study published in the December 2005 issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology , Reuters reports. Katherine... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Woman Sues Drug Company for Failing to Warn Husband About Risk of Contracting HIV-2 in Company's Lab

The Maryland Court of Appeals on Monday heard arguments in a case in which an HIV-positive Maryland woman sued the pharmaceutical company Pharmacia & Upjohn for not providing sufficient warning her husband -- a former lab technician at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Five Toddlers Die of AIDS in Kazakhstan After 61 Contract HIV in Medical Treatment

On Monday, a regional health official said five of at least 61 toddlers who contracted HIV during medical treatment in southern Kazakhstan have died of AIDS-related illnesses. Of about 13,000 children who received treatments including blood... Read more »
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HIV from razor blades please help

Posted by john9955, 1 Reply
Recently got tested for HIV (2days ago) by a finger prick and was negative, today I was at a car workshop (my friend works there) and I was accidentally messing with a razor blade and it came in contact for a few seconds with the finger that was... Read more »

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, then I use the same one and nick myself while... Read more »

razor and tattoo pins ...can some 1 effected???

Posted by billi302
hi friends
i came to know that hiv virus dies in air exposure,and if there is hiv+ some blood on razor blade or tattoo pin,how can then person be effected..and it is considered as the low risk factor???..why.
thanks for ur knowledge sharing.
health... Read more »

help/razor

Posted by chris34, 2 Replies
I just found out my 15 year old use my razor. I cut my self shaving, I put the razor in the medicine cabbnet not thinking. I don't know for sure if I have hiv but she's having some of the same symtoms diarrhea heavness in her legs and not able to... Read more »