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Can You Get Hiv By A Haircut

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haircut can transmit HIV ?

Dear doctor,I am from a developing country and now working in a developed country. When I was in my hometown, I always had my hair cut at a local traditional barber shop (that doesn't have any procedure in cleaning their razor properly). Now I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV from a haircut? No, this is not at all likely unless you get your hair cut by Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.There are a great many causes for fatigue and fevers. Your doctor should be able to sort this out for you.... Read more »

Transfer of HIV via manicure and haircuts

How likely would it be to contract the HIV virus or Hepatitis from being cut with a blade that may... Read more »

Haircut & HIV

Can HIV be trasmitted by a cut during hair cutting in barber saloon?... Read more »
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California Suit Calls Prison Haircutting Unsanitary

AIDS activists supported by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) announced Monday the filing of a class-action lawsuit asking that federal courts prohibit California prisons from cutting inmates' hair with unsterilized clippers. At a news conference, a... Read more »
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Massachusetts: Center Nurtures Those Living With HIV

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Program in Vietnam Trains Haircutters to Provide HIV/AIDS Information to Clients

Sidewalk haircutters in the Vietnamese city of Hai Phong are volunteering as HIV/AIDS consultants as part of a program that aims to curb the spread of the disease, VNS/ Viet Nam News reports. Hai Phong has 12 haircutting teams in the program, with... Read more »
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Haircut risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I got my haircut recently. The barber nicked me when shaving my neck with the straight razor. I hardly felt it. What is the risk for aids or hepatitis c? I am freaking out here and worried sick. I haven't had any acute symptoms.

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Help needed on haircut problem.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Today I had hair cut, and I got one small cut on my neck by the hair dresser's razor. I asked the hair dresser if he disinfected the razor before he used it on me, he said no. He said the razor was only simply washed by water after each customer's... Read more »

Help needed on haircut problem.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Today I had hair cut, and I got one small cut on my neck by the hair dresser's razor. I asked the hair dresser if he disinfected the razor before he used it on me, he said no. He said the razor was only simply washed by water after each customer's... Read more »

So I went to get a haircut-razor cut my neck

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Yea,
So I go to this old fashioned barber shop that still uses a razor to shave the back of my neck (and every other customer). Then I felt the sting and new I was cut. He wiped some blood off and splashed some old spice on the wound. Geez, am I at... Read more »