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Hiv And Cutting Hair

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machine hair cut

Hi dr.iwent to cutting may hair and when he is shaving by machine he wound my ear.is there a chance to get hiv or hepatitis.thx dr...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission from visiting a barber or hair stylist is incredibly low to no risk at all. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child... Read more »

Hair cut ???

Dear Ryan. Thanks for the good work. I recently have a hair cut in a salon. At the time when the... Read more »

Hiv From Hair Trimmer In saloon

Dear Sir,Five days back i went for a hair cut. The Barbar used reused trimmer for cutting my hair.... Read more »
Articles
University of California-San Francisco

Using Hair to Manage HIV/AIDS and Predict Treatment Success

UCSF researchers have found that examining levels of antiretroviral drugs in hair samples taken from HIV patients on therapy strongly predicts treatment success. The findings , published in the February 20 issue of AIDS , note that the levels of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maine: Proposed Cut Renews Sex Education Debate

Budget tightening has once again put sex education in the cross hairs in Portland Public Schools, where the program faced proposed cuts for eight consecutive years. To date, the efforts failed. Gov. John Baldacci's November cuts to balance the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Record 34 Million Living With HIV as Treatment Cuts Deaths: UN

About half of those eligible for HIV treatment are now receiving it, UNAIDS reported Monday. In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people in treatment jumped 20 percent between 2009 and 2010 -- the world's most dramatic increase in access. Treatment... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India Sees Cut in New HIV Cases but Battle Not Over

While new HIV infections there have declined in recent years, disease-related stigma in socially conservative India remains widespread, hampering prevention efforts and causing unnecessary suffering. "I was working as a cook and doing well for... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
can anyone tell me of any experience they have had with hair loss?

i am a 50 year old woman, recently diagnosed with hiv, probably had 5 years. always had thin hair but this is ridiculous! mother died 3 months ago and during that really stressful... Read more »