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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 there... Read more »

Barber shop

I take both of my boys to get there hair cut while lining their heads I notice they have like long... Read more »

Possibility of Infections at barber shop?

I just came back from my local barber shop. During the haircut, the hairdresser accidentally nicked... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Barber Puts Shop on HIV-Prevention Front With Fast, Free Tests

Every Thursday, HIV tests are given in the back room of Kutz & Fades Unlimited Barbershop on Hillsborough's West Corbin Street. Up front, shop owner Melvin Jones clips and buzzes clients' hair. Jerry Pipoly, the Orange County Health Department's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wilmington News Journal Profiles Program Providing HIV/AIDS Awareness Information at Barber Shops, Salons

The Wilmington News Journal on Wednesday profiled the "offbeat salon approach" of the Wilmington, Del.-based HIV/AIDS community outreach program Do the Right Thing 4Life. The program -- which is supported by AIDS Delaware and will celebrate... Read more »
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 laughter quickly faded once Preston F. Mitchell II of the Tobias Project told them more than half... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Associated Press Examines Indian HIV Prevention Program That Trains Barbers to Promote Prevention Among Clients

The AP/ Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Dec. 27, 2005, examined a "unique" HIV/AIDS prevention initiative that has trained more than 10,000 barbers in India to promote condom use, recognize the symptoms of HIV/AIDS and discuss the disease with... Read more »
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Used Razor blade Exposure at Barber Shop- Pls help

Posted by asian_male, 1 Reply
Dear Friends, Pls help !

Today (12- 07- 2014) in the morning at 7.30 AM i was getting a shave and hair cut done at a average barber shop in India, my concern is that while the barber was shaving my beard my cell phone rang and my phone was kept near... 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 »

BARBER INCIDENT

Posted by maakz, 1 Reply
Dear doctor
The exposuresthat I have are very commonbutdue to the difference in answers we read while googling,I would like to hear from you doctorto try to have a peace of mind.
first......................,
I been to a barber shop five days back.... Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
hi there. first i must say I have terrible anxiety over this possible exposure. 10 days ago, i was at a barber shop with my father. he was getting his hair cut. the barber was gay. afterwards the barber came over to me and shook my hand. i didnt... Read more »