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Is Hiv Transmission Linked To Manicures

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Transfer of HIV via manicure and haircuts

How likely would it be to contract the HIV virus or Hepatitis from being cut with a blade that may or may not have been sterilized and could have potentially been in contact with infected blood? How long can the virus survive outside of the body...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Sterilization would kill HIV. HIV does not live outside of the body long at all. See the response to Transmission through shaving.I have never heard of infection happening through a haircut. You can always ask to see if your beauty parlor or... Read more »

Manicure scare

Hi I recently received a Manicure and pedicure at a nail salon where the Technician nicked me with... Read more »

Link between non transmission and slow progression

Hi My husband was diagnosed last month as HIV+ve CD4 50 VL 110,000. His doctors belive these... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Toronto Health Experts Question Link Between Crystal Meth Use, HIV Transmission

HIV/AIDS agencies and health officials in Toronto say they are not certain there is a link between crystal methamphetamine use and HIV transmission, drawing criticism from their U.S. counterparts who say there is evidence that the drug makes people... Read more »

News & Views: Undetectable Transmission Risk = Zero?; Chronic Pain; The Poverty-HIV Link; and More

HIV News & Views, March 6, 2014 - March 6, 2014 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-1 Subtype Linked to Transmission in Argentina

There appear to be two HIV-1 epidemics in Argentina: one in heterosexuals and IV drug users and another in gay men, scientists announced in Havana on April 9 at the Second Forum on HIV/AIDS/STD in Latin America and the Caribbean. Biologist Mara de... Read more »
National AIDS Housing Coalition

November Issue of AIDS and Behavor Finds "Powerful Link" Between Housing and HIV Transmission

New York, N.Y. -- A November special issue of the international scientific journal AIDS and Behavior (Volume 11, Supplement 2, November 2007) includes groundbreaking research from the Centers from Disease Control (CDC) and others showing a... Read more »
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link CDC transmission risk table

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
does anyone have a link to the CDC website's transmission risk table, that displayed the likelihood of contracting HIV based on the exposure type? (it had data like 5 in every 10,000 exposures, etc)

I've searching that site and the internet for the... Read more »

question on female -> male transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
all the information out there is so confusing and contradictory.

i tested positive recently (ELISA & WB), my boyfriend tested negative on ELISA. we still have another 2 1/2 months to go for his 3 month test. we're both freaking out about his... Read more »

hetroseual transmission help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anybody else on this board know exactly what are theodds of becoming infected with a strain of hiv that would go undetected by current EIA screenings? In the US i think i saw statistics that hiv infections are 98% subtype B, does anyone have... Read more »

Female to Male Transmission Risk (Dr Bob)

Posted by Sprite1, 3 Replies
And just as I was entering the home stretch a little bit calmer...

Dr Bob's answer to the question "I've heard that female to male transmission is very low" has really scared me.

Why do... Read more »