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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Using Razors

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Hep C transmission possible?

Hey Dr. McGovern,My Mother and my sister both had HCV. My sister contracted it from my mother during birth. She is now eleven and got tested about a year ago. The Doctor says she no longer has it. Is it very likely that she got a false negative? I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...mothers have a much higher chance of clearing virus than do adults who acquire HCV. As for sharing items....I would not share razors. You can get a HCV antibody test to be certain that you were not exposed if you are certain you did share razors.... Read more »

The Dire Straits of Razor Burn and HIV

Dr. Bob-You have been a great friend through many hard times. Unfortunately, it seems that I have a... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted via micro-abrasions?

Hello, I have read on this website that HIV transmission via used razors is possible, though... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...Hep C,particularly among people with HIV. There is also asmall risk that Hep C can be spread by unsafetattooing and by sharing razors, scissorsor toothbrushes. To protect yourself and others: If you use drugs, do not share or re-use needlesor... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...breastfeed their babies. Rare Types of Transmission There are a few isolated cases of people becoming infected from using a razor that had just been used by an HIV-positive person, or from using a toothbrush immediately after the toothbrush... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...cells. When CD4 cells multiply to fight an infection, they also make more copies of HIV. When someone is infected with HIV for a long time, the number of CD4 cells they have (their CD4 cell count) goes down. This is a sign that the immune system... 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 »

just tested positive

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...he is neg we well i never slept with anyone else.my daugher is pos he trying to tell me that i got it from her a cut with a razor that could be true but what about him we never use protection he had a los of difference girls i dont no please i... Read more »

recently diagnosed 70 year old with depression

Posted by davidgi, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed pos. I am 70 year old with 4 children and four grandchildren. I got drunk 16 days ago and gave fellatio to a Thai lady boy. An HIV/NAT test is positive.I was negative on all tests before that. I am a chronic worrier and am... 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 »