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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Razors

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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... 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... Read more »
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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 »

My dad got cut by a razor at the barber

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I might sound a little paranoid now, but I am pretty worried. My dad went to get a hair cut recently and the barber was using a razor and accidently cut my dad. I am afraid that the barber used the same razor on a lot other people. Is it possible... 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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