Is Sharing Scissors/knife In A Hair Cutting Saloon Risky

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High population & HIV

I have a doubt on the spreading of aids through means other than sex. Mostly , the facts seen in the internet talk about a U.S Scenario, but take the case of populated nations, where some places are crowded & unhygenic, Is there greater chance of...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...with substandard medical facilities, the blood supply may not bechecked for HIV, and needles (and other medical devices) may be sharedbetween patients. Poorer nations may not be able to afford screening theblood supply. They may also use... Read more »

worried from italy: scissors!!!

ciao! Im sorry to bother you, but i cannot sleep: my ex is hiv negative.This... Read more »

sharing food

Can HIV be transmitted through sharing foods or drinks? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...a possible exposure. Then get an HIV blood test (see Fact Sheet 102 ). You might feel that you have been exposed to HIV by sharing needles, an accident, or unsafe sexual activity. In these cases, talk to your health care provider immediately .... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...woman uses drugs, alcohol, or sex to escape the pain of prior abuse, she may be at increased risk of getting infected due to shared needles, unprotected sex, or impaired judgment. Many women with HIV have a history of abusing drugs or alcohol,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

...Nelfinavir is a protease inhibitor. These drugs prevent the protease enzyme from working. HIV protease acts like a chemical scissor. It cuts the raw material for HIV into specific pieces needed to build a new virus. Protease inhibitors "gum up"... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears.... 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, Read more »

News I want to share.....

Posted by rainbowhisperer, 6 Replies
...reason I am who i am. Jesus put me here to love and take care of children. I have devoted my whole life to children.Thank you in sharing in my happiness I just wanted to brag for a minute. With love always. Read more »

experience to share

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...pain which made it worse.. Most people just don't even bothering thinking about it.. It got to a point where I thought my hair was falling out.. I saw strands of hair on the bathroom floor and thought that the HIV was causing my hair-loss.. but... Read more »

sharing utensils

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone. I have tried asking this question, but am usually met with hostility when it comes up, the usual response being that I am rather slow or young, which I am not. I have a loved one who is AIDS positive. I love her very much but... Read more »