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Can You Contract HIV From Sharing A Razor

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sharing razor blades

I had been sharing my toothbrush and razor blade with a house-mate of mine and i recently susect that he might be HIV+ and at times i do bleed after shaving. Please tell me what are my chance of contracting AIDS if he is really a carrier?Thank you...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Do not share your toothbrush or razor with anyone. Hepatitis and other infections can be spread this way, as well as HIV. Don't take any dumb chances. And if you're really worried, I suggest you get tested for HIV, hepatitis B & C,... Read more »

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... Read more »

Accidently sharing a razor & hiv transmission.

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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 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 »

Transmission via shaver, razors etc.

Posted by amaranth, 2 Replies
Firstly sorry for my bad English.

I used a razor from some stranger and I cut myself. My chin bled (not considerably but quite a bit - some blood drops). Before that incident, no one had used that razor for quite a while - a few days or more I... Read more »

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 »