Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 1 decade ago

Can you get HIV from a barber shop, if the barber is HIV positive, and he shaves you ?

He uses no gloves while he shaves you

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Pretty unlikely, unless he cuts both himself and you, and his blood gets into your cut. A much more likely scenario would be if he used the same razor on you that he used on someone with HIV, and didn't properly disinfect it. Wearing gloves would be more for his own protection than yours. He couldn't give you HIV just by touching you, even if he had it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ...HIV of the fingers?

    Never heard of it. Afraid your hair might get infected? Do you even KNOW if the barber is HIV positive?

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Not unless he has open sores all over his hands and he cuts you while shaving you... Even then it would be pretty unlikely.

    Source(s): RN for 12 years
  • Zarn
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Sure. Especially if he first cuts you deeply, then cuts himself deeply, and then bleeds into the wound.

    Under normal circumstances, no. You'll be perfectly safe. Nicks and cuts can be issues, though.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No... Unless afterwards you decide to have unprotected sex, share some needles or rub his blood into open wounds of yours.

  • 1 decade ago

    Only if his blood into your blood otherwise no

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