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HIV from razor blades please help

Posted by john9955, 1 Reply
Recently got tested for HIV (2days ago) by a finger prick and was negative, today I was at a car workshop (my friend works there) and I was accidentally messing with a razor blade and it came in contact for a few seconds with the finger that was... Read more »

Used Razor blade Exposure at Barber Shop- Pls help

Posted by asian_male, 1 Reply
Dear Friends, Pls help !

Today (12- 07- 2014) in the morning at 7.30 AM i was getting a shave and hair cut done at a average barber shop in India, my concern is that while the barber was shaving my beard my cell phone rang and my phone was kept near... Read more »

razor and tattoo pins ...can some 1 effected???

Posted by billi302
hi friends
i came to know that hiv virus dies in air exposure,and if there is hiv+ some blood on razor blade or tattoo pin,how can then person be effected..and it is considered as the low risk factor???..why.
thanks for ur knowledge sharing.
health... Read more »

Barbershop razor nicked

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hello.

a few months ago i went to a barber and was nicked with a straight razor (i am not sure if he reused it or if it was disposable) Its a clean shop but im still scared

A few weeks after i got nicked i got a bad cold with stuffy nose and phlem no... Read more »

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 and nick myself while... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV and Hepatitis C from Razor Blade

I was recently cut by a friend's razor blade that he had left behind in his room before he took an approximately 6 day trip. When I began to bleed, I rushed to the bathroom to rinse the cut, applied a paper towel to stop the bleeding, and then...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would get tested just to be on the safe side. You did cut yourself with another person's razor, so I think you owe it to yourself to be screened.... Read more »

sharing razor blades

I had been sharing my toothbrush and razor blade with a house-mate of mine and i recently susect that he might be HIV+ and at times i do bleed after shaving. Please tell me what are my chance of contracting AIDS if he is really a carrier?Thank you...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Do not share your toothbrush or razor with anyone. Hepatitis and other infections can be spread this way, as well as HIV. Don't take any dumb chances. And if you're really worried, I suggest you get tested for HIV, hepatitis B & C,... Read more »

razor blade risk??

my razor blade exposed to small drop of hiv blood !!after 5 ve done water wash then i used this blade for shaving..!!!..what are the chances of contracting hiv??pls help me!!...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
It seems you have been sharing a razor with a person infected with HIV, if that is the case, the risk of you getting infected is dependent on a few things:1) What is the viral load (the amount of virus in the blood) of the person you are sharing... Read more »

Razor Blade at Work...

I cut my hand very deep with a razor blade at work. I have no way to no if anyone else had cut themselves with the same razor. There are others that use the same tools as I do. Is there a chance that if someone else had cut themselves with the same...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe chances of HIV transmission occurring in this manner are extremely low. If indeed someone had cut themselves prior to you cutting yourself and that person had HIV, first HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and is unable to infect,... Read more »
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Washington Blade Compares HIV/AIDS Efforts of Presidents Obama, Bush

The Washington Blade compares U.S. HIV/AIDS efforts under the administrations of former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. According to the news service, "Some praise the Obama administration for laying out a comprehensive plan... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Repeated Use of Unsterilized Blades in Ritual Circumcision Might Contribute to HIV Spread in South Africa, Doctors Say

Doctors are concerned that ritual circumcision practices performed on adolescent boys as a rite of passage in South Africa might be spreading HIV through the repeated use of unsterilized blades, the Baltimore Sun reports. The practice, which is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: Stigma Among Educators Still a Barrier in AIDS Fight

On the main wall of a one-room Mazankwe schoolhouse in Zimbabwe's lower Gweru district is a list of the five main causes of HIV/AIDS: "razor blades, needles, scissors, blood transfusion and toothbrushes." Due to the stigma and taboo associated with... 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 Sexual Transmission of HIV Abstinence from sexual relations is the surest... Read more »