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How Long Does The Hiv Virus Live On A Razor Blade

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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 major concern which has not yet been answered on this forum. Three days following the bare-backed shaving of my genital area, I participated in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello NVF,HIV from razor burn? No, even with the happy hooker perched firmly on your bucking-bronco-one-eyed monster and riding like a rhinestone 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 unlikely. I am concerned because I recently had an experience with a dominatrix at a "dungeon" where she shaved some of my hair off. The razor did not look...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have no concerns about a dominatrix in a dungeon wielding a razor, but you're freaking out over the mere thought of contracting HIV via micro-abrasions from razor cuts you could not even notice????? Hmmm . . . dude, it's time you considered... Read more »

HIV/Hep C on razor

Dear Doctor:Is it known how long the HIV viruis would remain infectious in blood on a razor from a shaving cut?Is it known how long HCV would remain infectious on blood on razor from a shaving cut?Thnaks...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am not aware of any studies which have tried to determine how long infectious virus remained on a razor. However, transmission of hepatitis C is related to drug use, where there is a large exposure Read more »

Straight Razor

Hello, I searched your forum on the use of straight razors, and see a couple of answers that give a mixed message to me. My husband had recently gotten a haircut and the barber had used a straight razor on his neck when he told me this I was very...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...disposable and a one time only blade. The chances are not high, of transmission, but I think it can be a risk. Ask the barber if the razors are disposable. If not, then dont let him do it! DTD Read more »
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Molluscum

...of the body or to other people. It can also be spread by objects (or clothing) that came in contact with a lesion. Men with HIV often develop molluscum on their face. Shaving with a razor blade can spread it. How Do I Know if I Have... Read more »
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Nervous mom

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...him a kiss on the cheek with her lips touching his cheek. He had just shaved and I noticed red bumps on his face, probably razor burn. I didn't notice any open or bleeding cuts on his face, but it was in some spots red. So, if there were any... Read more »

Does anyone feel good on meds??

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I found out I was HIV pos last year. Doing well, feeling great, normal CD4 and percentages and VL less than 1500 on three tests. No meds needed yet Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone 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 »