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Razors How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...and otherdrug equipment used to inject or snort drugs.Unprotected sex is another way to transmit 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 other equipment. Cleaning equipment withbleach will kill HIV, but it may not stop Hep C. Practice...
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Can HIV be transmitted via micro-abrasions?

Hello, I have read on this website that HIV transmission via used razors is possible, though unlikely. I am concerned because I recently had an experience with a dominatrix at a "dungeon" where she shaved some of my hair off. The razor did not look...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
.... . dude, it's time you considered reprioritizing your health risks!Your HIV fears are unfounded. HIV does not survive very long outside the body, for one thing. And you mention the disposable razor looked new and you did not get cut. Although I... Read more »

The Dire Straits of Razor Burn and HIV

Dr. Bob-You have been a great friend through many hard times. Unfortunately, it seems that I have a major concern which has not yet been answered on this forum. Three days following the bare-backed shaving of my genital area, I participated in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...bucking-bronco-one-eyed monster and riding like a rhinestone urban cowgal, the risk of HIV transmission would be essentially nonexistent, as long as she was riding in the saddle (condom in place) and not bareback.If you're concerned, get tested... Read more »

HIV/Hep C on razor

Dear Doctor:Is it known how long the HIV viruis would remain infectious in blood on a razor from a shaving cut?Is it known how long HCV would remain infectious on blood on razor from a shaving cut?Thnaks...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am not aware of any studies which have tried to determine how long infectious virus remained on a razor. However, transmission of hepatitis C is related to drug use, where there is a large exposure Read more »

used razor of positive bf

Hello. Yesterday I accidentally shaved my face with my boyfriends razor. (he's +, I'm -) He hadn't used it since early the day before -- more than 24 hours. The razor was clean and dry. I nicked myself several times, though. While my instinct is...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...would say the risk of infection is low. HIV dies within minutes when it is outside of its host. Read the responses to How long does HIV survive outside of the body? and Transmission through shaving?.Thanks for the praise! Always appreciated.RMK Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...everyone has it in his or her body. A healthy immune system will control molluscum so that if lesions appear, they do not last a long time. People with weakened immune systems can develop molluscum lesions that spread, last a long time, and are... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Mutual masturbation (hand jobs) and fisting (using a hand to penetrate the anus or vagina): These are relatively low risk, as long as your hand has no open cuts or sores. Sexual assault or rape can result in infection if the attacker is HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...treating HIV. Studies have shown that an HIV-positive person whose health care provider treats many HIV-positive people lives longer than a person whose health care provider treats a few HIV-positive people. Even though there is no cure for HIV... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...enzymes, friction, dilution, air, and more. HIV Survival Outside the Body Generally, when people ask the question, "How long can HIV survive outside the body?" they have come into contact with some body fluid that they think might contain... Read more »
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QUICK QUESTIONS

Posted by worrywart22, 5 Replies
...WHATS THE LONGEST PERSON WHO LIVED WITH HIV/AIDS?AND HOW MANY YEARS AND WHATS THE AVERAGE PERSON TO LIVE WITH HIV/AIDS???? Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...share a needle, or come in contact with bodily fluids of someone who is infected with the HIV virus, but what if he uses my razor?? What if my toothbrush and his are in the same cup in the bathroom?? If i drink out of the same cup?? Or say we... Read more »

just tested positive

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...he is neg we well i never slept with anyone else.my daugher is pos he trying to tell me that i got it from her a cut with a razor that could be true but what about him we never use protection he had a los of difference girls i dont no please i... Read more »

Nervous mom

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...him a kiss on the cheek with her lips touching his cheek. He had just shaved and I noticed red bumps on his face, probably razor burn. I didn't notice any open or bleeding cuts on his face, but it was in some spots red. So, if there were any... Read more »