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Cut By Clippers At Barber Shop Hiv Risk

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told you you'd hear from me soon- son cut from barber's clippers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi,I know how busy you are so you can answer however briefly you'd like to!Took my son for a haircut today- the barber cut him with the clippers, now there's a gash- could he get HIV from this exposure and should I have him tested for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey P,We've got to stop meeting like this. Folks will begin to talk!The HIV-acquisition risk from a barber's clippers is nonexistent. HIV is a fragile virus. It doesn't survive very long at all outside the body and also Read more »

Still up to date? Guilt and anxiety for taking son to get haircut is killing me!

Dear Ms. Breuer,My 4 year son was nicked or "pinched" by an electric hair clippers/trimmers last... Read more »

Barber's Nick on head. Little Bleeding

Hey Dr. Bob, I received your card and CD for the donation i had made. Thanks. But i never got the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Cutting Through AIDS Myth -- Black Barbershops Doing Part to Educate About Disease

... At In the Cut barbershop, 1325 E. Livingston Ave. in Columbus, barbers and customers cracked jokes during a recent discussion about safe sex. But the Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...any blood or cut places on the barber mans hand. the handshaking took less than 2 seconds. i guess my question is what is my risk here? i have asked repeatedly on other forums and even the doctors forum over at a popular medical website. everyone... Read more »

Haircut risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I got my haircut recently. The barber nicked me when shaving my neck with the straight razor. I hardly felt it. What is the risk for aids or hepatitis c? I am freaking out here and worried sick. I haven't had any acute symptoms. Thanks. Read more »

My dad got cut by a razor at the barber

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... I might sound a little paranoid now, but I am pretty worried. My dad went to get a hair cut recently and the barber was using a razor and accidently cut my dad. I am afraid that the barber used the same razor on a lot other people. Is it possible Read more »

HIV at the salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I might sound a little paranoid now, but I am pretty worried. My dad went to get a hair cut recently and the barber was using a razor and accidently cut my dad. I am afraid that the barber used the same razor on a lot other people. Is it possible Read more »