Sharing A Razor And HIV Transmission Risk

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Ask the Experts

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

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