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Razor Blade Cut in SalonThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Rick, I recently got a haircut from a busy salon. An old razor blade was used to trim my sideburns. The hairdresser accidentally cut me with the blade. Since the blade was re-used, I'm worried about the blade possibly cutting somebody else...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...you for your question.Based on what you told me, your risks were very low. This is for severalreasons. First of all, if the razor had cut a previous customer, barbers andhair stylists are trained to clean razors between use, especially if they... Read more »

Nicked with a Razor before Laser Hair Removal

I started Laser Hair Removal today and the esthetician used a razor that was placed on her... Read more »

Razor risk?

I know it is said that sharing razors is not advised. Well, my sister is a dentist and sometimes... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...Hep C,particularly among people with HIV. There is also asmall risk that Hep C can be spread by unsafetattooing and by sharing razors, scissorsor toothbrushes. To protect yourself and others: If you use drugs, do not share or re-use needlesor... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...breastfeed their babies. Rare Types of Transmission There are a few isolated cases of people becoming infected from using a razor that had just been used by an HIV-positive person, or from using a toothbrush immediately after the toothbrush... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...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 Molluscum? A health care provider can easily identify molluscum... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...are an injection drug user, seek treatment as soon as possible for your substance abuse. Don't share toothbrushes, floss, or razors. If you are HIV-positive, don't donate blood, plasma or organs. Try not to come in contact with other people's... 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 Read more »

Razor burn OR herpes?

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
...He and I talked about Std's and testing ect...We use condoms, although one broke prior to ejaculation. Should I assume it is razor burn?? Doesn't herpes really hurt and is accompanied with fever? I am a wreck. I want to have a blood test, but I... Read more »

razor rash

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

My dad got cut by a razor at the barber

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »