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Used Razor Blade Hiv Risk

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Can you please confirm my research? I am trying to educate my community about HIV.

Hello Doctor Frascino,I am such an admirer of yours that I have decided to follow in your footsteps. I love in a very conservative Muslim country where HIV is a forbidden word. I am trying to educate my community. They are aware of the risks from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your analysis is correct. The theoretical risk of contracting HIV from a straight razor in a barbershop is so extremely remote it becomes essentially nonexistent (unless the barber Read more »

risk with HIV + roommate will make donation. do I need PEP?

Hello Doc, I need your help. I know you always tell people to look for answers from previous post,... Read more »

please please please

Dr. Bob!! Can you please tell me about the possibilities of getting HIV by sharing a razor?? ... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...treat HIV areprocessed by the liver. A liver badly damaged byHep C cannot process drugs as well. Althoughgenerally safe, the risk of side effects with HIVmedications may be slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sudanese Youth Fight to Stem AIDS

...increase the nation's risks. Emmanuel Amoko, who lost his father to AIDS, said he must mention simple things like not sharing razor blades as well as sexual transmission routes when he speaks to young people about HIV/AIDS. UNICEF will continue... 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 »

please put my mind at rest!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is low risk I just want to double check with all of you that im fine! I was in africa volunteering, and cut my finger with a razor blade (no noticible blood on it, and i know HIV when exposed to air dies so I know this poses no risk). The... Read more »

Haircut risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I got my haircut recently. The barber nicked me when shaving my neck with the straight razor. I hardly felt it. What is the risk for aids or hepatitis c? I am freaking out here and worried sick. I haven't had any acute 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 Read more »