A 20-year-old female asked:
So i was having my legs done by waxing. as i had some ingrown hair the lady decided to manage them with tweezers. could i get hiv if it wasnt properly washed? (she told me it was but just in case i want to know)
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Pathology 51 years experience
Get tested: There is a low likelihood of your acquiring HIV from this procedure. If the tweezer was sterilized, there is no risk. However, you should get tested in 6 months, if you have any doubt.
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