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Worried.. please help.
« on: November 10, 2011, 01:17:33 PM »
Hi, I am worried that i am going to be infected with HIV from a hair salon...

This is not a typical razor cut or scissor cut scenario, I've googled and read those already...so please don't jump on me and say I'm fine yet..please read through..

While washing, he used his nails to scrape at my scalp and my sideburns. I had a zit near my sideburn and he scratched it open with his nails. The skin broke and it bled.

Now, If he had a wound on his fingers, say from a scissor cut when cutting someone else's hair just a minute ago and the wound is still bleeding, would the wound to wound contact spread HIV to me?

Thanks in advance. I cant sleep. It's 3 a m
« Last Edit: November 10, 2011, 01:36:00 PM by whattt1988 »

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Re: Worried.. please help.
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2011, 01:30:49 PM »
what,

People are not high or low risk, ACTIVITIES are high or low risk. It's insulting to assume there may be a risk based on this man's sexuality. ANYONE can be hiv positive.

The only way you would possibly have become infected from this hairdresser is if you had unprotected anal intercourse with him, provided of course that he is actually hiv positive. Not all gay men are, you know.

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is primarily transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse where the virus never leaves the confines of the two bodies.

Once outside the body, small changes in temperature, and pH and moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect.

You have not had a risk for hiv infection. The ONLY risk you've had is the risk of coming across as a homophobic, bigoted individual.


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Re: Worried.. please help.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2011, 01:34:36 PM »
okay ann, sorry about that. I didn't mean it that way. actally he was more of a transvestite... but let's take sexuality out of this....my english is poor... editing my original post.

What about the part where an open wound meets another open wound? Theoretically that would allow an infection, no?

and thanks for the patience
« Last Edit: November 10, 2011, 01:37:05 PM by whattt1988 »

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2011, 01:45:20 PM »
What,

If you and the hairdresser - or ANYONE else - were in a car accident together and both sustained deep gashes, and you rubbed your deep, bleeding gashes together, then you might worry about hiv.

You do NOT need to worry about hiv while having your hair washed in a salon, regardless of how many pimples he scratched.

You did NOT have a risk. NO RISK.

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