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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Sharing A Razor

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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 »

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 »

Vick's inhaler sharing - possible danger?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi... I know this will probably sound stupid, but last night I was at a bar and my friend offered me a Vick's menthol inhaler (you know, those white tube things you stick in your nose and inhale to clear it)..... I had a bit of a cold so I stuck it... 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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Accidently sharing a razor & hiv transmission.

I may have accidentally shared a razor with a friend who could be hiv positive. She's a friend and slept over so I gave her a NEW razor to shave with and she sat it next mine which was a different color. I got in the shower as soon as she left...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe quick answer is no this is not a way for HIV transmission. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from prolonged period of time. Also once HIV is outside of the body it... Read more »

Hiv from sharing a razor thank you for your time!

Hi 5 years ago i was visiting my grandparents i stayed over the night and in the morning heard my grandfather getting up and getting ready to go out. About a hour after that got up and decided to shave since i didnt have any of my shaving equipment...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk here. Its been looked at and such casual household contact does not transmit HIV.DW... Read more »

sharing razor blades

I had been sharing my toothbrush and razor blade with a house-mate of mine and i recently susect that he might be HIV+ and at times i do bleed after shaving. Please tell me what are my chance of contracting AIDS if he is really a carrier?Thank you...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Do not share your toothbrush or razor with anyone. Hepatitis and other infections can be spread this way, as well as HIV. Don't take any dumb chances. And if you're really worried, I suggest you get tested for HIV, hepatitis B & C,... Read more »

WORRIED- SHARED RAZOR

PLEASE HELP ME, I AM SCARED BECAUSE I USED MY ROOMMATES RAZOR RIGHT AFTER HIM AND I SOMETIMES CUT MYSELF. HE HAS ALOT OF UNPROTECTED SEX AND IS SICK ALOT. SHOULD I BE WORRIED, GET TESTED. I KNOW ITS LOW RISK BUT RISK NONETHELESS. THANK YOU....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Even if your roomate is infected with HIV, it is highly unlikely that HIV would be transmitted to you by sharing a razor. Transmission through sharing a razor is not a likely event; there is no actual evidence that HIV has been transmitted this way.... Read more »
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