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Hiv Hairdressers Risk

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Risks in the workplace as a hairdresser

My friend was recently found HIV positive. He is a hairdresser and I am concerned about any hazards he may face? (e.g. working with scissors,blades,etc)...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
A person with a damaged immune system needs to be careful--as all of us do--to wash any cuts with soap and water to avoid infection from common germs. Beyond that, anyone who works with sharp instruments, whether they are HIV-positive or... Read more »

Hairdresser Risk

Hi,A question from a new afaid US resident. 3 days ago, I went to my hairdresser. When he cut my... Read more »

Concerned hairdresser

Hello I am a hairdresser and work in a nursing home. I do a lot of HIV residents. Yesterday I was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

L'Oreal, UNESCO Launch Campaign That Trains Indonesian Hairdressers to Promote Discussion, Educate People About HIV/AIDS

L'Oreal and UNESCO on Wednesday in Jakarta, Indonesia, launched a program that will train hairdressers in the country to promote discussion and educate people about HIV/AIDS, the Jakarta Post reports. According to the Post , the program, called... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe's Hairdressers Join HIV Fight

As part of a ?20 million ($38 million US) grant from the British government, a five-year campaign is training more than 1,000 hairdressers in Zimbabwe to offer HIV counseling and condoms to their clients. The campaign, run by the nongovernmental... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Cutting Through AIDS Myth -- Black Barbershops Doing Part to Educate About Disease

At In the Cut barbershop, 1325 E. Livingston Ave. in Columbus, barbers and customers cracked jokes during a recent discussion about safe sex. But the laughter quickly faded once Preston F. Mitchell II of the Tobias Project told them more than half... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Risk of HIV Reinfection May Be Similar to Risk of Initial HIV Infection

The risk of HIV reinfection, sometimes called superinfection, has not been clearly established. Given the risk of initial sexual HIV infection from a single exposure in population studies is commonly calculated as generally low (although these... 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 »

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.

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Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing positive, but does low risk mean that the risk is virtually none? Thanx.

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Sanitary Pads - Real risk or no risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was walking a dark alley near my place when I stumbled upon a sanitary pad. Not sure if it was soiled or not, although I believe it was unused since it looked clean even in the dark. I was wearing flip-flops at the time and I had a small... Read more »