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Can you get hiv from razors

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Very unlikely: Common sense says not to share razors, to prevent skin infections as well as blood borne infections like HIV and hepatitis B and C. However, it is a t... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: The mode of possible HIV transmission under your described scenario, which had been doubtfully tested and documented, is yet to be determined since bo... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Unlikely. : Without transfer through blood, it would be very difficult to acquire HIV in this manner, especially with presumably new razors. Furthermore, even the... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
No: The HIV and hep c viruses are spread by blood to blood contact such as an IV drug abuser sharing a needle with another and by unprotected sexual conta... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Stop worrying: If we could get HIV at the barber's, we'd see it actually happening. It doesn't. This has been looked at and nobody's shown transmission. Ask your bar... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Unrealistic fear: Nobody can give the exact timing for HIV death, but you can rest assured every cell is dead and HIV seems to die with them. You've got to stop worryin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
No HIV risk: No. One does not get HIV from an inanimate object through their skin. HIV does not live in air. You have no risk in the scenario you describe.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Viral infections: No. Not in any way. Viruses like these do not survive in air on inanimate objects. Soap would also be deadly to bugs. Do not worry one more minute.
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generally no: It is unlikely to transmit HIV as it is transmitted by blood transmission from one warm host to another. If the other owner of the razor has HIV and c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
HIGHLY Unlikely.: Hiv is spread by directly sharing infected body fluids such as semen and blood. This most commonly happens during sexual intercourse or when sharing ... Read More

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