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Should I Get Tested After Using Razors

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Ask the Experts

I used my mom's razor with Hep C

My mom has had Hep. C for two years and just now told me. I didn't know she was infected and used her razors a few times, but not very often. Should I get tested? ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would get tested since sharing of razors with patients with hepatitis C is not recommended. However, I think the risk is low and that your test will be reassuring.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

Nicked with a Razor before Laser Hair Removal

I started Laser Hair Removal today and the esthetician used a razor that was placed on her... Read more »

HIV and Hepatitis C from Razor Blade

I was recently cut by a friend's razor blade that he had left behind in his room before he... Read more »
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CDC to Baby Boomers: Get Tested for Hepatitis C

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Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
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Razor burn OR herpes?

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
Ok girls, I need some advice because I am a major WW. My guy friend and myself engaged in intercourse. We were both tested prior for Hiv..negative. Anyways, I shaved down there the day of the encounter..now I have red little bumps on both sides.... 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 »

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 »

help/razor

Posted by chris34, 2 Replies
I just found out my 15 year old use my razor. I cut my self shaving, I put the razor in the medicine cabbnet not thinking. I don't know for sure if I have hiv but she's having some of the same symtoms diarrhea heavness in her legs and not able to... Read more »