HIV Virus can alive in shaving cream?

Question

HIV Virus can alive in shaving cream? Yesterday i gone in barber shop, i am confused he used a new blade. before he shave he used cream on my face after he used razer.I want to know that if blade has been carrying HIV virus then it would be alive when it mixed or touched in shaving cream?

Answer

HI There is no risk. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.

Once HIV leaves the body it begins to die and becomes unable to infect. It would not survive in the shaving cream.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon