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Have There Been Any Reported Cases Of Hiv From Haircut

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Transfer of HIV via manicure and haircuts

How likely would it be to contract the HIV virus or Hepatitis from being cut with a blade that may or may not have been sterilized and could have potentially been in contact with infected blood? How long can the virus survive outside of the body...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Sterilization would kill HIV. HIV does not live outside of the body long at all. See the response to Transmission through shaving.I have never heard of infection happening through a haircut. You can always ask to see if your beauty parlor or... Read more »

Are there any reported cases of getting HIV from receiving oral sex?

Hi Rick,I had two questions regarding transmission of HIV. I know it's unlikely to catch HIV... Read more »

Has there ever been a reported case of HIV transmition by sweat or saliva?

Hi Dr. Bob,I have recently been informed that a collegue of mine is HIV+.I was sitting right next... Read more »
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Help needed on haircut problem.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Today I had hair cut, and I got one small cut on my neck by the hair dresser's razor. I asked the hair dresser if he disinfected the razor before he used it on me, he said no. He said the razor was only simply washed by water after each customer's... Read more »

What is a fresh cut and has any case been reported

Posted by biznoch, 2 Replies
Hello from what i gather fingering is a low risk activity unless u had an open cut. my issue is what exactly would define a open cut? I had a paper cut that was thin but not fully healed and if u pulled at it u could see redness and light blood. the... Read more »

Breast secretions on penis, any reported cases?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,
I wrote a few days ago venting my story. My situation is, unprotected handjob with SW/stripper in baltimore area, status unknown. Towards the end of the session, she squirted some secretions from her breasts onto my penis and continued... 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 »