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Hiv Risk Sharing Scissors In A Hair Cutting Saloon

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Hiv From Hair Trimmer In saloon

Dear Sir,Five days back i went for a hair cut. The Barbar used reused trimmer for cutting my hair. I also got a cut from Trimmer during this work. There is at least 3-4 minute difference for reuse of trimmer. Will these pose any risk to HIV. I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThis is not a risk for HIV transmission. The "good" thing about HIV is that it begins to die once it is outside of the body and is unable to infect. So if there happened to be blood on the clippers it would have died and would be unable... Read more »

Risk of HIV from scissors cut used by an HIV positive

Hi Dr. Wohl,I am from the Philippines and I lived with an HIV positive housemate. I recently got... Read more »

Bloody Scissors and Possible Cut

Thank you, Ms. Southall. I was worried because of possible amount of blood on scissors. Would the... 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 »

My dad got cut by a razor at the barber

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I might sound a little paranoid now, but I am pretty worried. My dad went to get a hair cut recently and the barber was using a razor and accidently cut my dad. I am afraid that the barber used the same razor on a lot other people. Is it possible... Read more »

Infected via cut likelihood

Posted by Anonymous
I accidentally stuck myself with a pair of scissors that were in the blood bank at work 9 weeks ago. The scissors had been sitting at room temperature for at least 12 hours without use and there was no visible blood on them. I didn't think anything... Read more »