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Contracting Hiv From Used Hair Trimming Machine

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it is possible to contract hiv from surface of shaving machine

hallo i used a shaving machine and cut my skin when i was using it and bled. it wasn't stearlized but used it 2 hours after anybody had used it and i know many people use that machine. I am scared of contracting hiv or hepatitis. is it possible...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Thanks for your questions,There is no risk for HIV from what you're talking about. There needs to be HIV+ body fluid coming out of someone's body and going directly/immediately inside of your body. That didn't happen at all in this... Read more »

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