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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 »

Used Razor blade Exposure at Barber Shop- Pls help

Posted by asian_male, 1 Reply
Dear Friends, Pls help !

Today (12- 07- 2014) in the morning at 7.30 AM i was getting a shave and hair cut done at a average barber shop in India, my concern is that while the barber was shaving my beard my cell phone rang and my phone was kept near... Read more »

razor and tattoo pins ...can some 1 effected???

Posted by billi302
hi friends
i came to know that hiv virus dies in air exposure,and if there is hiv+ some blood on razor blade or tattoo pin,how can then person be effected..and it is considered as the low risk factor???..why.
thanks for ur knowledge sharing.
health... 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 »

Transmission via shaver, razors etc.

Posted by amaranth, 2 Replies
Firstly sorry for my bad English.

I used a razor from some stranger and I cut myself. My chin bled (not considerably but quite a bit - some blood drops). Before that incident, no one had used that razor for quite a while - a few days or more I... Read more »
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can a non infected baby be infected with razor blade?

I have a nanny living with hiv, my first daughter, used the nanny's razor to give my little baby girl a little cut, could my baby be infected? There was no blood on the razor....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,No! HIV is not transmitted this way. The first reason is because once HIV leaves the body it begins to die and becomes unable to infect. Next, HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen,... Read more »

razor blade risk??

my razor blade exposed to small drop of hiv blood !!after 5 ve done water wash then i used this blade for shaving..!!!..what are the chances of contracting hiv??pls help me!!...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
It seems you have been sharing a razor with a person infected with HIV, if that is the case, the risk of you getting infected is dependent on a few things:1) What is the viral load (the amount of virus in the blood) of the person you are sharing... Read more »

Razor Blade Cut in SalonThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Rick, I recently got a haircut from a busy salon. An old razor blade was used to trim my sideburns. The hairdresser accidentally cut me with the blade. Since the blade was re-used, I'm worried about the blade possibly cutting somebody else...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Based on what you told me, your risks were very low. This is for severalreasons. First of all, if the razor had cut a previous customer, barbers andhair stylists are trained to clean razors between use, especially... Read more »

HIV and Hepatitis C from Razor Blade

I was recently cut by a friend's razor blade that he had left behind in his room before he took an approximately 6 day trip. When I began to bleed, I rushed to the bathroom to rinse the cut, applied a paper towel to stop the bleeding, and then...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would get tested just to be on the safe side. You did cut yourself with another person's razor, so I think you owe it to yourself to be screened.... Read more »
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