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Sharing A Razor And HIV Transmission Risk

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Hiv from shaving

Hi doctor, I am scared I got HIV from sharing a razor with my friend who might be hiv +. He shaved and cut himself. Then i shaved 2 days later with the same razor. Should i get tested?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is no HIV-transmission risk from using the same razor your positively charged buddy used two days previously. HIV testing is not medically warranted.Dr. Bob Read more »

please please please

Dr. Bob!! Can you please tell me about the possibilities of getting HIV by sharing a razor?? ... Read more »

WORRIED- SHARED RAZOR

PLEASE HELP ME, I AM SCARED BECAUSE I USED MY ROOMMATES RAZOR RIGHT AFTER HIM AND I SOMETIMES CUT... Read more »
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The Well Project

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...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...The goal of HIV prevention is to help people learn how to eliminate or reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV or of transmitting HIV to others. Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV Abstinence from Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Practices and Dental Dam Use Among Women Prisoners -- A Mixed Methods Study

...dental dam. Among the inmates, the main sources of STD risk were oral sex, manual sex, and sharing dildos. In addition, sharing razors could result in the transmission of blood-borne viruses, which also could occur during sex in the presence of... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

... Sexual Transmission of HIV Worldwide, sexual transmission accounts for the majority of new HIV infections each year. The risk of sexual transmission is greatly reduced by using condoms during sex. The ways that HIV is transmitted are well... 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 Read more »

Sexual Relations With A Virgin- Advice needed!

Posted by scared_elf, 3 Replies
...someone masturbated in the shower prior to him using it and there was semen in the shower? 2. He does not share tooth brushes or razors but has shared electric razors (like hairdressers use to cut hair) with his friends. Risk or not? 3. He... 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 »

blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...slightly bleeding open cut (paper cut size) and touched the area where blood was present with their open cut. Would there be a risk of transmission. Is that enough time for a small drop of blood to become non infectous? Would there be a need to... Read more »