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Hiv Infection Through A Razor

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hiv infection from razor

Recently, i got a shave at a barber's and i suspect he hadnt changed the razor. there was no visible blood on the razor though and the last customer was 20 mins ago. also i did not cut myself and have no broken skin. should i be worried?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo reason to worry! HIV dies once it is outside of the body and since there were no cuts or broken skin on you then there were no ways for HIV transmission to occur.You are fine! Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

help/razor

Posted by chris34, 2 Replies
I just found out my 15 year old use my razor. I cut my self shaving, I put the razor in the medicine cabbnet not thinking. I don't know for sure if I have hiv but she's having some of the same symtoms diarrhea heavness in her legs and not able to... Read more »