Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Sharing A Razor Risk Of Getting AIDS

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Connect With Others

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.
health... Read more »

risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive.

Read more »

HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 grandfather getting up and getting ready to go out. About a hour after that got up and decided to shave since i didnt have any of my shaving equipment...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk here. Its been looked at and such casual household contact does not transmit HIV.DW... Read more »

Razor risk?

I know it is said that sharing razors is not advised. Well, my sister is a dentist and sometimes leaves her razor in our shower stall while visiting. My kids at times play in the shower and I worry about "if" they played with her razor...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not consider any risk in this potential exposure at all. Your sister has been tested and her risk of getting hepatitis C is low in the first place. Although we always tell people not to share razors, this route is felt to be a very low risk... 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 »

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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle Exchange

Findings published in last week in the international journal AIDS indicate that the Vancouver drug users most likely to engage in sharing needles are single, young, male, live outside the city and get their needles from sources other than... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

Safer Sex Why Practice Safer Sex? Pregnancy Guidelines Why Latex? Safe Sex Guidelines Lubricant Condoms & Other Safer Sex Devices Types of Condoms ... Read more »
TheBody.com

Born With HIV, Diagnosed at 17: A Young Mom Shares Her Story

Welcome to This Positive Life! We have with us Lolisa Gibson. When Lolisa got tested for HIV in 2004, she was certain that she was HIV negative. So when her results came back positive, she was utterly shocked. It was a lot for a 17-year-old to... Read more »