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Odds Of Infection Sharing A Razor

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QUESTION FROM MIKE!

I have HCV, I got it around 2005 when I had NO idea that I had it and thus had no information on how the virus spreads or anything along those lines. Now that I know a fair bit about the virus I am bugging out about the prospect of infecting my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...We don't have good information on the risk associated with razors. It is recommended that people shouldn't share but this is based on the knowledge that we know blood can be left on a razor. Read more »

hepa b infection

Dear Madam,I have a friend which unknowned to him how he get the hepa b virus. Due to our closeness... Read more »

sharing razor blades

I had been sharing my toothbrush and razor blade with a house-mate of mine and i recently susect... 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 »
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 »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...they are not at risk for HIVbecause of their age. Like younger people, older people can get HIV fromunprotected sex and from sharing needles, even needles only used for insulinshots. Women who have gone through menopause often don't think... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert, I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you! I am scared over the incident told below! Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I... Read more »

Is This True?

Posted by SelfRevelations, 5 Replies
Hello, Newbie here. I was recently talking to a male (HIV-)friend of mine about the transmission of HIV/AIDS. He has a female friend in the nursing health field & she told him that there is more of a chance that the male would infect a female... 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 »