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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 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 »

Question never posed. Difficulkt question Monkey scratch ( serious research)

Hello dear dr Bob: I recently came back from my honeymoon, I visited Indonesia, wich is a wonderful... Read more »
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...Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Atripla & Weight Gain

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
I've searched the forums and found posts dealing with the wild dreams, excessive nausea and irritating itching brought on by Atripla. However, I have not been able to find any posts on what folks have done to combat the additional weight gain... 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 Read more »

I know everyone thinks I'm insane...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have had several medical procedures, we have not come up with any causitive agent. My doctor and I are now wondering about manicures. ------- I know that I seem completely stupid and irrational, but I'm experiencing a great amount of fear.... Read more »