Can You Get AIDS From Razors

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The Dire Straits of Razor Burn and HIV

Dr. Bob-You have been a great friend through many hard times. Unfortunately, it seems that I have a major concern which has not yet been answered on this forum. Three days following the bare-backed shaving of my genital area, I participated in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello NVF,HIV from razor burn? No, even with the happy hooker perched firmly on your bucking-bronco-one-eyed monster and riding like a rhinestone urban Read more »

HIV/Hep C on razor

Dear Doctor:Is it known how long the HIV viruis would remain infectious in blood on a razor from a... 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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: Stigma Among Educators Still a Barrier in AIDS Fight

...main wall of a one-room Mazankwe schoolhouse in Zimbabwe's lower Gweru district is a list of the five main causes of HIV/AIDS: "razor blades, needles, scissors, blood transfusion and toothbrushes." Due to the stigma and taboo associated with the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Botswana Has Knowledge, Funds, but Woefully Behind in AIDS Treatments

...from 60,000 sangomas, or traditional healers. Some sangomas have prescribed AIDS "cures" that involve cutting the skin with razors and sucking the blood, which can spread the disease. Much rides on the outcome of Botswana's experience. If AIDS... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...objects (or clothing) that came in contact with a lesion. Men with HIV often develop molluscum on their face. Shaving with a razor blade can spread it. How Do I Know if I Have Molluscum? A health care provider can easily identify molluscum... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sudanese Youth Fight to Stem AIDS

...increase the nation's risks. Emmanuel Amoko, who lost his father to AIDS, said he must mention simple things like not sharing razor blades as well as sexual transmission routes when he speaks to young people about HIV/AIDS. UNICEF will continue... Read more »
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