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Razors and vomit and junkies, oh my!

Hi Dr. WohlPerhaps my question is dumb and/or paranoid, but Ive found myself growing worried about the possibility of HIV transmission in two different scenarios. Hopefully you can help.First one: My boyfriend lives with his little brother. His...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
None of these scenarios risks HIV transmission. You should break down and buy the bros a pack of disposable razors. Say it is a Memorial Day present. They will love you for it. You can not get HIV from a nacho. No how, no way.DW... Read more »

HIV by razor?

Please answer my question, i'm losing sleep over this..recently i used a razor in my bathroom and i know my sisters friend is HIV+, what would happen if she used that razor and then i used it a couple days later..am i at risk of getting HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is a risk for transmission of HIV or HCV (hepatitis C virus) any time you come into contact with infected blood. However, the odds of transmission happening in your case are quite low. It is highly unlikely that HIV or HCV would remain... Read more »

HIV transmission from a razor

hi,i recently touched a razor blade which our hiv positive hsehlp had used.not sure when she had used it.Dint see any visible blood n i dnt remember the blade cutting me because i dint feel pain or notice any bleeding.1 and half days later,i saw a...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission does not occur in this manner. HIV transmission occurs when there is a prolong and direct exchange of body fluid. This occurs through vaginal or anal sex, sharing needles or mother to child through breast milk. Sharing utensils,... Read more »

razor blade risk??

my razor blade exposed to small drop of hiv blood !!after 5 ve done water wash then i used this blade for shaving..!!!..what are the chances of contracting hiv??pls help me!!...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
It seems you have been sharing a razor with a person infected with HIV, if that is the case, the risk of you getting infected is dependent on a few things:1) What is the viral load (the amount of virus in the blood) of the person you are sharing... 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 and nick myself while... Read more »

HIV from razor blades please help

Posted by john9955, 1 Reply
Recently got tested for HIV (2days ago) by a finger prick and was negative, today I was at a car workshop (my friend works there) and I was accidentally messing with a razor blade and it came in contact for a few seconds with the finger that was... Read more »

razor and tattoo pins ...can some 1 effected???

Posted by billi302
hi friends
i came to know that hiv virus dies in air exposure,and if there is hiv+ some blood on razor blade or tattoo pin,how can then person be effected..and it is considered as the low risk factor???..why.
thanks for ur knowledge sharing.
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help/razor

Posted by chris34, 2 Replies
I just found out my 15 year old use my razor. I cut my self shaving, I put the razor in the medicine cabbnet not thinking. I don't know for sure if I have hiv but she's having some of the same symtoms diarrhea heavness in her legs and not able to... Read more »