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Can You Get Hepatitis From Nail Clippers

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hep c and personal hygiene items (nail clippers)

Dear Dr. McGovern,Thank you for kindly donating your time to this site. The basis of my question is that in the past, I have seen information stating that hep c lives for days or weeks on surfaces. I was forced to use a friend's nail clippers...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not consider clipping a nail with clippers from another person to be a risk taking behavior since blood to blood exposure would not have occurred.... Read more »

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Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I've frequented the same nail salon from summer of 2002 until winter of 2005. It's somewhat clean, with the pedicure tubs being washed after each use, but they don't regularly sterilize the clippers or electrical buffer/filer cylinders after each... Read more »

nail fungus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
have many people out there had problems concerning nail fungus
around the nail, not affecting the nail itself? What time does
this usually accure in HIV infection and does this mean that my
amune system is breaking down.

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Problems with nail fungus?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
have many people out there had problems concerning nail fungus
around the nail, not affecting the nail itself? What time does
this usually accure in HIV infection and does this mean that my
amune system is breaking down.

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Stepped on a nail

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can yout get hiv from stepping on a nail?
I've had a tetanus shot recently.

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