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Is Sharing Scissors/knife In A Hair Cutting Saloon Risky

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virus can spread if the saloon person had cut her finger

Last week I went to the saloon center, she is new in the shop ,while she was doing haircut ,she cut her middle finger(tiny) with scissors,I observed her and she said nothing happened to me,finally finished everything she told me tiny cut only.If I...
Shannon Southall

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HiYou cannot get HIV from sharing utensils, drinking after someone etc. You cannot get HIV as well at a hair salon, manicurist etc. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid,... Read more »

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Posted by absger, 2 Replies
First question:

The CDC says that HIV can be transmitted trough "small cuts or open sours".

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