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Author Topic: Am i in risk of a infection?  (Read 537 times)

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Offline Stupid_barber

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Am i in risk of a infection?
« on: October 21, 2013, 10:43:40 AM »
Hey guys and gals! I got a haircut from a new barber last week, place was pretty clean and its one of the best reviewed barber in my area. As I'm getting a line up, the dude Knicks me on my forehead, then i went home and found out i got knicked on my neck too. Now im freaking out that i might have hiv. Both of the knicks were only bleeding a little bit. The dude was using a straight edge razor and i do not know if he cleaned it prior to using it on me. Anyway im freaking out, what do you guys think? Should i get tested, or am i tripping out a bit too much?

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Re: Am i in risk of a infection?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 11:07:16 AM »
You are worrying needlessly. HIV is a fragile virus and is not transmitted in the manner you are concerned about. I have never known of a confirmed case of transmissioin in that manner and barbershop nicks are a very common happening.

Let it go and get on with your life. No testing necessary.
Andy Velez

Offline Stupid_barber

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Re: Am i in risk of a infection?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 05:10:38 PM »
I do tend to worry for no reason, but this freaked me out quite a bit. So in your opinion i really should not get tested?

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Am i in risk of a infection?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 05:14:10 PM »
You didn't have a risk in any shape or form in the situation you described . The risk factors for HIV are ...

Sharing IV drug needles immediately after use.
Unprotected anal and vaginal sex.
Mother to child during or shortly after birth
Very specific healthcare situations.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Offline Stupid_barber

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Re: Am i in risk of a infection?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 05:20:54 PM »
I realize that there have been no cases with someone going to the barber and getting hiv, but there always can be a first :/

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Re: Am i in risk of a infection?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 05:28:06 PM »
I realize that there have been no cases with someone going to the barber and getting hiv, but there always can be a first :/

HIV isn't transmitted in the way you are concerned with . If there was a possibility of you becoming infected with HIV we would have told you so .

 


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