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Do People Get HIV From Razors

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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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Dr Bob,Hope you are having or had a GREAT holiday. I wanted to say a big thank you for all you have done for me, you have totally no idea how much and I really dont know how things would have been if it hadnt been for you in my battle against OCD....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...things begin to spin out of control (like now).Regarding the razor situation, why not just purchase a large supply of disposable razors and keep them handy for anyone who is not using his own dedicated razor?Dr. Bob Read more »

The Dire Straits of Razor Burn and HIV

Dr. Bob-You have been a great friend through many hard times. Unfortunately, it seems that I have a major concern which has not yet been answered on this forum. Three days following the bare-backed shaving of my genital area, I participated in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello NVF,HIV from razor burn? No, even with the happy hooker perched firmly on your bucking-bronco-one-eyed monster and riding like a rhinestone urban Read more »

!!!sharing toothbrushes or shavers!!

My sister is going to be tested for HIV and she has used other family members toothbrushes and shavers.....what is the chance that if she does test HIV positive, that we will get the virus also?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is unlikely. While it is not recommended that people share the toothbrush or razor of an HIV infected person (there is the possibility of coming into contact with blood), there is no evidence that people have become infected with HIV 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

...otherstrains of either virus. The more strains you have, theharder both diseases are to treat. Both HIV and Hep C can pass from person toperson. HIV spreads during unprotected sex andby using contaminated needles and other drugequipment. Hep C... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...in his or her body. A healthy immune system will control molluscum so that if lesions appear, they do not last a long time. People with weakened immune systems can develop molluscum lesions that spread, last a long time, and are very difficult to... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...pregnancy but may increase the risk of HIV. Never share sex toys. Engaging in a committed, monogamous relationship with a person who is free from HIV or any other STD is safer if you both mutually agree to refrain from any high-risk behaviors. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sudanese Youth Fight to Stem AIDS

...new war against this disease," Osman said. Just two years ago, AIDS was a taboo subject in this area of southern Sudan. Many people were ignorant about how the disease is transmitted and believed that anyone who came in contact with an infected... 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 »

Is This True?

Posted by SelfRevelations, 5 Replies
...Hello, Newbie here. I was recently talking to a male (HIV-)friend of mine about the transmission of HIV/AIDS. He has a female friend in the nursing health field & she told him that Read more »

My dad got cut by a razor at the barber

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 for my dad to have been infected? Read more »

Chest

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello 20 yr old male here...wanted to try something new and shave my chest lol (feels weird when you put a shirt on!). I got razor burn bumps on my chest about 2-3 days afterwards. Can this cause a node to swell in the armpit???? PS..and just... Read more »