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What Is The Risk Of Sharing A Razor

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hepa b infection

Dear Madam,I have a friend which unknowned to him how he get the hepa b virus. Due to our closeness sometimes i used to forgot the precautions. The latest happened i used his razors, eaten his left over chocolates and share foods, where I have mouth...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...recommend is to get immunized against hepatitis B. The vaccine is excellent. I do not recommend sharing razors because there is some risk that blood could be on the razor. HBV is not spread through casual contact or sharing utensils or food. Read more »

I am - he is +

Hi I'm negative but my boyfriend is positive so I would like to know if I use a razor minutes after... 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 »
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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

Sexual Practices and Dental Dam Use Among Women Prisoners -- A Mixed Methods Study

...oral sex, yet only eight women (4 percent) reported ever having used a dental dam. Among the inmates, the main sources of STD risk were oral sex, manual sex, and sharing dildos. In addition, sharing razors could result in the transmission of... Read more »
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 »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...The goal of HIV prevention is to help people learn how to eliminate or reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV or of transmitting HIV to others. Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV Abstinence from Read more »
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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 »

Sexual Relations With A Virgin- Advice needed!

Posted by scared_elf, 3 Replies
...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 directly shares drinks and eating utensils with people. And he shares and passes around joints of... 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 »

blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...slightly bleeding open cut (paper cut size) and touched the area where blood was present with their open cut. Would there be a risk of transmission. Is that enough time for a small drop of blood to become non infectous? Would there be a need to... Read more »