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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Sharing A Razor

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Contracting HepC or B or HIV from contamined razor

My college son advised me last night that after his shower, he picked up the wrong razor and began shaving his face and neck and nikking himself (producing blood) all over the place. Our concern is contraction of HepC or B and HIV. What are the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
If he is up to date with his hep B vaccines then he cant get HBV. The chances of acquiring HCV are low but not zero. However the razor would have to be contaminated with HCV for there to be any risk at all and the same would go for HIV. He should be... Read more »

Hiv from sharing a razor thank you for your time!

Hi 5 years ago i was visiting my grandparents i stayed over the night and in the morning heard my... 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... 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 »

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.
health... Read more »

Transmission via shaver, razors etc.

Posted by amaranth, 2 Replies
Firstly sorry for my bad English.

I used a razor from some stranger and I cut myself. My chin bled (not considerably but quite a bit - some blood drops). Before that incident, no one had used that razor for quite a while - a few days or more I... Read more »

My dad got cut by a razor at the barber

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I 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 »