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Can You Get Hiv From Sharing Nail Polish

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nail polish fears laid to rest

I sent you multiple questions, begging and pleading and panicking and acting genrally like a baby. I finally got the courage just to admit my fears to my boyfriend, and very calmly and rationally we talked and I now know that any germs would have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'm delighted you (with the help of your very logical boyfriend) rationally discussed this irrational fear and reached the correct conclusion. Your HIV risk is zero, nulla, nada, nothing, bubkes! No need to apologize; you are only one of... Read more »

sharing liquid bandage/hiv risk?

byjason366,Aug 15, 2014I received a small cut on my finger, washed it thoroughly after and dried... Read more »

Nail Clippers, scabs, and HIV transmission

I have a habit of using nail clippers to peel of scabs on my body..which usually results in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Polish Prime Minister Meets With Libyan Officials to Discuss Case of Bulgarian Nurses Sentenced in HIV Case

Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka on Wednesday after discussions with Libyan leaders was "h[olding] out hope" for a negotiated settlement in the case of five Bulgarian nurses who were sentenced to death for allegedly intentionally infecting 428... Read more »
Mark S. King


She is brushing a crimson polish onto her nails with breathtaking speed, all the while trying on pairs of high heels, looking for a match to her fingers, the color of blood, and yet she still has the presence of mind to patiently answer my... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Must "Clean Up" Henan Province's HIV/AIDS "Cover-Up" Before 2008 Olympics, Opinion Piece Says

Before China "uses the Olympic flag to polish its international image and attract global investment" when Beijing hosts the 2008 Olympic games, the government must "clean up" local officials' "cover-up [of] one of the world's worst AIDS epidemics,"... Read more »

Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

Dealing with an HIV diagnosis on top of all of life's other challenges may seem too daunting a task to face. There's a huge community out there doing it every day, though, so to those who are recently diagnosed, you are certainly not alone. Over the... Read more »
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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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Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

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 »

Question Concerning Nails

Posted by NW715, 1 Reply
Hiv symptoms include nail changes: what kind of change may occur? Read more »

Shared Needle two months ago.

Posted by panicked311, 1 Reply
Hello, I am a 29 year old female. I have been experiencing a lot of problems in my personal life as of late (physically and verbally abusive relationship, eventually leading to a domestic violence with assault on me that was resolved in the courts). Read more »