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Do People Catch HIV From Sharing A Razor

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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads Many people still misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus if you are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is...
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sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that infectious HIV can survive in used syringes for a month or more. That's why people who inject drugs should never reuse or share syringes, water, or drug preparation equipment. This includes needles or syringes used to inject illegal drugs... Read more »

WORRIED- SHARED RAZOR

PLEASE HELP ME, I AM SCARED BECAUSE I USED MY ROOMMATES RAZOR RIGHT AFTER HIM AND I SOMETIMES CUT MYSELF. HE HAS ALOT OF UNPROTECTED SEX AND IS SICK ALOT. SHOULD I BE WORRIED, GET TESTED. I KNOW ITS LOW RISK BUT RISK NONETHELESS. THANK YOU.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...sharing injection needles), and mother-to-infant. It is recommended that one does not share the toothbrush or razor of an infected person because blood left on the objects could transmit HIV. These recommendations exist as a precaution primarily... Read more »

HIV positive, worried about HCV and HBV!

Hello DoctorPlease can you help me, i'm increasing worried about a couple of things. I am HIV positive and doing extremley well on medication, undectable viral load and CD4 of 500. The thing is i am worried about catching HBV or HCV on top of the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You ask some good questions:1. Yes you should avoid sharing razors. This is part of guidelines, but I think in reality the risk is low. I would still try to use your own razors - and to decrease Read more »

Gay roommates have HIV

My wife and I just found out that our two gay roomates are hiv+. It really freaked us out because I know by stupidity we probably shared a razor and shared the same bathroom. There has never been anything sexual or use of needles just mostly casual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unwarranted. Casual contact is not a risk for HIV transmission. Sharing bathrooms or drinks is not a problem; however, sharing razors is not recommended. I'd suggest you spend some time reviewing the information on this site and related links... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...unsafetattooing and by sharing razors, scissorsor toothbrushes. To protect yourself and others: If you use drugs, do not share or re-use needlesor other equipment. Cleaning equipment withbleach will kill HIV, but it may not stop Hep C. ... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...HIV, which dies in less than a minute outside the body, HCV survives and is infectious in dried blood for days or even weeks. People can become infected by sharing items that contain only tiny traces of dried blood. HCV can be transmitted... Read more »
Women Alive

Living Longer and Healthier with HIV: Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Advice

...technical presentations by researchers and doctors, I findthat people who are living with HIV are always more direct, insightful andpersonal, while providing useful advice for dealing with HIV. Meet the Experts Moderated by Tam McAulay of... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...The goal of HIV prevention is to help people learn how to eliminate or reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV or of transmitting HIV to others. Preventing the Read more »
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Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
...My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, then I use the same one Read more »

Sharing my status with a HIV- person

Posted by LadyReign
...in the hills. While traveling there we talked about our lives. I asked him why a straight guy would go onto a website for gay people looking to hookup. He said that's was a good question. He considers himself straight, is even engaged to be... Read more »

Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...if you wish. http://www.worldaidsday.org/ The exact page for telling your own story is at: http://www.worldaidsday.org/Share-your-story.aspx Writing your view of "Living with HIV" could help change important policies. Best Wishes. BWB. Read more »

Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
... Hi, There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", Read more »