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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
...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 »

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 »

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 »
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Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...are an injection drug user, seek treatment as soon as possible for your substance abuse. Don't share toothbrushes, floss, or razors. If you are HIV-positive, don't donate blood, plasma or organs. Try not to come in contact with other people's... Read more »
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...Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with... Read more »
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Frottage

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...after being exposed to HIV positive seminal fluid during frottage? Also if a HIV positive persons seminal fluids get on recent razor burn can HIV enter the body this way? I have put my rape theory behind me since it is so far fetched so if anyone... Read more »

Anyone else out there like me?

Posted by TheLivingTree, 6 Replies
I am positive - my partner is not. Is there anyone out there who can talk with me about how they handled this situation and if it's even possible to keep the relationship going? I have always thought POZ men should/would only date POZ men ... and... Read more »

I know your out there (oral guys)DELAYED SERO"s

Posted by U_mushroomhaters, 3 Replies
...Look I am looking for those of you who honestly believe they contracted HIV from oral sex. If you do not want to get bashed and beat up then just IM me and do not post on this thread (believe me I understand Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...share a needle, or come in contact with bodily fluids of someone who is infected with the HIV virus, but what if he uses my razor?? What if my toothbrush and his are in the same cup in the bathroom?? If i drink out of the same cup?? Or say we... Read more »