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Forum Name: AIDS

Question: can i get HIV from a cut from my brother razor.


 james182 - Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:16 pm

Can you get HIV if you share the same razor with someone related even if that person does not have HIV???
my brother left for work at around 7:00 am and he might of shaved around 6:50, then around 7:15am i shaved, and while shaving i got a cut from it on my cheek. will i get hiv? and this happened 6 or 7months ago.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:59 pm

User avatar Hello,
You cannot be infected unless you come in contact with the blood or deep body fluids of someone who is infected with HIV. Blood itself does not contain the virus naturally. Hepatitis is also spread through blood so it is best to avoid sharing razors or toothbrushes with anyone who is infected or who may be without you being aware of it.

Best wishes.

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