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Can You Get Hiv From Manicure

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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 or may not have been sterilized and could have potentially been in contact with infected blood? How long can the virus survive outside of the body...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Sterilization would kill HIV. HIV does not live outside of the body long at all. See the response to Transmission through shaving.I have never heard of infection happening through a haircut. You can always ask to see if your beauty parlor or... Read more »

Manicure scare

Hi I recently received a Manicure and pedicure at a nail salon where the Technician nicked me with... Read more »

manicure bleeding!!!!

Dear Doctor,Im so scared.I went to a manicure,and she cut herself. Then when i saw ,it was too... Read more »
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please help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a manicure yesterday. sometimes when the paint gets on your finger, the manicurist will wipe it away with their fingernail. i was looking elsewhere, and she did that a few times, and when i turned around, i noticed that she had blood on her... Read more »

Manicurist bled on me

Posted by kellsbells, 1 Reply
Hello,
This just happened to me today and I'm extremely freaked out. I don't know what to do. I got a manicure today and at the very end when the woman was massaging lotion onto my hands, I saw a wet spot on my hand that was red. But she was... Read more »

AYUDA DR. ESTOY SUPERPREOCUPADA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ESTOY MUY PEOCUPADA PORQUE HACE COMO QUINCE DIAS FUI A UN SALON DE UAS Y ME HICE UN MANICURE Y
UN PEDICURE,CUANDO ME ESTABAN SACANDO LA CUTICULA ME DIERON DOS PEQUEAS CORTADITAS EN CADA DEDO MEIQUE DE LAS CUALES NO VI QUE ME SALIO SANGRE PERO SI... Read more »

"Escape From HIV Day"

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 8 Replies
Hello Everyone-

Over the past month, my life has been absorbed with hiv testing, hiv education, hiv posting, hiv disclosure, hiv blaming/shaming.... UGH!!! I need a day to escape!

I found myself getting jealous of Char who hung out with nuns last... Read more »