Hiv And Cutting Hair

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Hair Salon Question...Never been asked!!

I searched and searched for this in archives and couldn't find anything! I was wondering if I go to my hair salon and when they dye my hair they use this tube of Vaseline and squeeze some out to put around my scalp so the dye doesn't dye my skin......
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV risk from Vaseline at the hair salon is completely nonexistent.Dr. Bob Read more »

thinning hair

I have had HIV for more than 8 years and I have just started taking medication this year. I had... Read more »

Haircut & HIV

Can HIV be trasmitted by a cut during hair cutting in barber saloon? Read more »
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 Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV with, or married to physically injures you. It can involve mild physical harm that is difficult to prove -- like pulling hair or twisting flesh. It can also involve actions that leave marks -- like hitting, slapping, or beating. Sometimes... Read more »
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, the American Civil Liberties Union, The Center for HIV Law and Policy, Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders and Lambda Legal

DOJ Tells State Licensing Boards and Occupational Training Schools That It Is Illegal to Bar People With HIV

...spread," said Rose Saxe, a staff attorney with the ACLU AIDS Project. "We've known for years that you cannot get HIV through a hair cut or a massage, yet state laws have kept many people from these professions. Thankfully DOJ is now making... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...It suppresses the immune system. It can cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, swollen and sensitive gums, mouth sores, hair loss, and numbness or tingling in the feet or hands. Chemo also damages bone marrow. This can cause anemia (low red... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...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 think too much of it at... Read more »

HIV from saliva?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies you think it's possible i got HIV from saliva? a small amount (i'd say 10 drops of saliva but it could be less) got on my hair and my shirt and i don't know if it got anywhere else, i have some cuts on my nails from biting them, i don't know... 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 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! Read more »
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