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Sharing A Razor Should I Get Tested

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Hep C transmission possible?

Hey Dr. McGovern,My Mother and my sister both had HCV. My sister contracted it from my mother during birth. She is now eleven and got tested about a year ago. The Doctor says she no longer has it. Is it very likely that she got a false negative? I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...mothers have a much higher chance of clearing virus than do adults who acquire HCV. As for sharing items....I would not share razors. You can get a HCV antibody test to be certain that you were not exposed if you are certain you did share razors.... Read more »

Razor risk?

I know it is said that sharing razors is not advised. Well, my sister is a dentist and sometimes... Read more »

sharing razor blades

I had been sharing my toothbrush and razor blade with a house-mate of mine and i recently susect... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...Hep C,particularly among people with HIV. There is also asmall risk that Hep C can be spread by unsafetattooing and by sharing razors, scissorsor toothbrushes. To protect yourself and others: If you use drugs, do not share or re-use needlesor... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...breastfeed their babies. Rare Types of Transmission There are a few isolated cases of people becoming infected from using a razor that had just been used by an HIV-positive person, or from using a toothbrush immediately after the toothbrush... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...are an injection drug user, seek treatment as soon as possible for your substance abuse. Don't share toothbrushes, floss, or razors. If you are HIV-positive, don't donate blood, plasma or organs. Try not to come in contact with other people's... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

...that can last up to 6 weeks, right after getting infected. Others discover they're infected years later when they get sick and testing confirms the virus. A large percentage of people (75-80%) with Hepatitis C never clear the virus out of their... Read more »
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 Read more »

Anyone else out there like me?

Posted by TheLivingTree, 6 Replies
I am positive - my partner is not. Is there anyone out there who can talk with me about how they handled this situation and if it's even possible to keep the relationship going? I have always thought POZ men should/would only date POZ men ... and... 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 »