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Used Razor Blade Hiv Risk

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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 »

Paranoid about razor blade used during a biology lab

Hi there! I was recently doing a biology lab where everyone in the class was using razor blades to... Read more »

Razor Blade at Work...

I cut my hand very deep with a razor blade at work. I have no way to no if anyone else had cut... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Repeated Use of Unsterilized Blades in Ritual Circumcision Might Contribute to HIV Spread in South Africa, Doctors Say

Doctors are concerned that ritual circumcision practices performed on adolescent boys as a rite of passage in South Africa might be spreading HIV through the repeated use of unsterilized blades, the Baltimore Sun reports. The practice, which is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Blade Compares HIV/AIDS Efforts of Presidents Obama, Bush

The Washington Blade compares U.S. HIV/AIDS efforts under the administrations of former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. According to the news service, "Some praise the Obama administration for laying out a comprehensive plan... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: Stigma Among Educators Still a Barrier in AIDS Fight

On the main wall of a one-room Mazankwe schoolhouse in Zimbabwe's lower Gweru district is a list of the five main causes of HIV/AIDS: "razor blades, needles, scissors, blood transfusion and toothbrushes." Due to the stigma and taboo associated with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients

In the current study, a sample of HIV patients completed a questionnaire identifying their demographic characteristics and risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV). A chart review was conducted to confirm the information obtained in the survey. Risk... Read more »
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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 »

Used Razor blade Exposure at Barber Shop- Pls help

Posted by asian_male, 1 Reply
Dear Friends, Pls help !

Today (12- 07- 2014) in the morning at 7.30 AM i was getting a shave and hair cut done at a average barber shop in India, my concern is that while the barber was shaving my beard my cell phone rang and my phone was kept near... 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 »

Barbershop razor nicked

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hello.

a few months ago i went to a barber and was nicked with a straight razor (i am not sure if he reused it or if it was disposable) Its a clean shop but im still scared

A few weeks after i got nicked i got a bad cold with stuffy nose and phlem no... Read more »