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Hiv Infection Through A Razor

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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...needles for injecting drugs (including steroids or hormones) Unprotected/unsafe sex (no condoms or other barrier devices) Mother-to-child (during pregnancy, birth, or breast-feeding) Re-Using and Sharing Needles Many HIV infections occur when people share needles to inject heroin, methamphetamine, steroids, hormones, or other drugs. This risk may be reduced by cleaning needles with a bleach solution before re-using them. However,...
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diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all laboratory... Read more »

Can I get infected if?

Neither by boyfriend or I have ever had any STD. Just recently my boyfriend was shaving his pubic hairs and he go a little razor cut in his penis. It had already scabbed and 2 days later we had sexual intercourse and the scab fell off. It scabbed a...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...genital tract or anal canal with HIV infected blood (such as could be present in this wound) during sexual contact could transmit HIV infection. This being said, if your boyfriend is not infected with HIV, then there is nothing to worry about. Read more »

!!!sharing toothbrushes or shavers!!

My sister is going to be tested for HIV and she has used other family members toothbrushes and shavers.....what is the chance that if she does test HIV positive, that we will get the virus also?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Studies conducted among household members of HIV infected people did not show that HIV was transmitted through toothbrushes or razors.RMK Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes without any other infection!

I accidently used someone's shaving razor about one month back. About two weeks ago, I started having symptoms like skin rashes, fatigue, excessive itching on the body. After a week, things became better, but yesterday, rash appeared again, and I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...concern you or that persist checked out by your doctor. The CDC hasn't documented any cases of transmission through using the razor of an HIV infected person. While transmission is always possible when coming into contact with HIV infected blood,... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients

...significantly different between the HIV-mono-infected and HIV/HCV-coinfected groups included IV drug use, snorting drugs, sharing razors or toothbrushes, time in prison, the presence of one or more tattoos, sex for money or drugs, sex with an IV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...are an injection drug user, seek treatment as soon as possible for your substance abuse. Don't share toothbrushes, floss, or razors. If you are HIV-positive, don't donate blood, plasma or organs. Try not to come in contact with other people's... Read more »
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QUICK QUESTIONS

Posted by worrywart22, 5 Replies
WHATS THE LONGEST PERSON WHO LIVED WITH HIV/AIDS?AND HOW MANY YEARS AND WHATS THE AVERAGE PERSON TO LIVE WITH HIV/AIDS???? 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 Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...share a needle, or come in contact with bodily fluids of someone who is infected with the HIV virus, but what if he uses my razor?? What if my toothbrush and his are in the same cup in the bathroom?? If i drink out of the same cup?? Or say we... Read more »

Help needed on haircut problem.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Today I had hair cut, and I got one small cut on my neck by the hair dresser's razor. I asked the hair dresser if he disinfected the razor before he used it on me, he said no. He said the razor was only simply Read more »