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Can HIV be transmitted through hair?

Question: 

hello
i was playing with the hair of a lady who is HIV positive but i feel like i got from her hair as she pulled them.
is there any thing to worried about.

thank you

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about whether HIV can be transmitted through hair. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk (Transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario). The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the transmission equation. For a risk to exist, specific HIV positive fluids (semen, pre-cum, vaginal fluid, rectal fluid, blood) must come into direct contact with the blood stream of an HIV negative person.

Recommendation: No need for HIV test with the scenario provided, refer to a physician for other health related questions.

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley