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Can You Get Hiv From Pedicure

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HIV from pedicure?

Hello i was just wondering whether it was possible to contract HIV or some other sort of disease from a pedicure? I had one and when using one of the tools my nail started bleeding and they wiped the blood and they carried on. I am super worried...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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There is no risk from what you're talking about. Even if there were blood on the tool from a person with HIV positive person before you, way too much time passed between them and you. Therefore, no risk of infection.Hope this helps,Erik... 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 »

Negative?

Posted by sadface, 5 Replies
HI friends,
Well I had a shock yesterday. I was getting a pedicure when out of no where my cell was beeping, meaning I had a text message. It was from my second encounter 9 (1/20/06) he told me he went and got tested...NEGATIVE. I was tested at 3.5... 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 »