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Is It Possible To Get AIDS From Razors

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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 »

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 »

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.
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razor rash

Posted by Anonymous
COuld a single node under the chin be a result of razor rash? what could be the other possibilities?

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help/razor

Posted by chris34, 2 Replies
I just found out my 15 year old use my razor. I cut my self shaving, I put the razor in the medicine cabbnet not thinking. I don't know for sure if I have hiv but she's having some of the same symtoms diarrhea heavness in her legs and not able to... Read more »
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Razor Worry

I was just wondering if it was possible to contract HIV from using the same razor as another person. I used my mother's razor to shave my legs and slightly cut myself a bit, it is not uncommon for us to share however, I am not aware of any...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIf your mom does have HIV and you used the razor after her, having it be 14 hours later would not pose a risk. HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and is unable to infect.For future use, I would not share razors with anyone, not just... Read more »

Razor and toothbrush exposure?

This may sound like a silly question, but I just found out my former roommate is HIV+, and it got me thinking. He would always use my toothbrush and razors, even though I asked him not to. I always cut myself when I shave, and my gums sometimes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The risk of HIV transmission via shared toothbrushes or razors is slight, but at least theoretically possible. If you are concerned, get tested at the three-month mark.Good luck!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Razors and vomit and junkies, oh my!

Hi Dr. WohlPerhaps my question is dumb and/or paranoid, but Ive found myself growing worried about the possibility of HIV transmission in two different scenarios. Hopefully you can help.First one: My boyfriend lives with his little brother. His...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
None of these scenarios risks HIV transmission. You should break down and buy the bros a pack of disposable razors. Say it is a Memorial Day present. They will love you for it. You can not get HIV from a nacho. No how, no way.DW... Read more »

Transmission possible from new razors?

Dear Dr. Dieterich,Is there any concern about catching Hepatitis C from a new razor that has been purchased from a store? Thank you for the time you dedicate to answering people's questions on this forum....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Unless someone purposefully contamitated the new razor with blood of a hepatitis C positive person, then the likelihood of catching anything from a new razor is as close to zero as you can get. Viruses have to come from somewhere! DTD... Read more »
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