I was hoping you could answer a question regarding a concern of mine. I was shaving my bikini area around the sides and the middle. Sorry if I am too graphic, but I also am on day 3 my menstrual cycle. Anyway I just got in shower and and lathered up and began using my previously changed razor blade 1or 2 days ago. Anyway I shaved around down by my vagina and then took a look at ther razor and on it was soap from me lathering and a glob of red blood. I'm freaking out because I am thinking oh my gosh what if that blood was there before I used it? I know this seems far fetched but what if the manufacturer cut their finger while the blades were being packaged or what if someone put HIV contaminated blood on my razor. Since I am having my period I am hoping the blood came frm me but I was in the shower and ccan't understand how it would be coming from me if im wet and stuff wouldn't water have washed that off me if it were me? OK so basically I'm wondering if you can catch HIV from this situation if someone in fact put blood on my razor or if it came packaged that way? This happened in the morning after hours of sleeping and the blood looked wet. I live just with one person and know they didn't put blood on it. If it were HIV blood could I get HIV if I was shaving near my vagina hole and bikini line which by the way, was bleeding a little from razor irritation. The blood I saw was after I shaved near my vagina hole and it freaked me out but I am hoping this blood came from my vagina and wasn't put there. Do you think I need to worry about HIV transmission and get tested? Can hiv blood on a razor live long if its wet? Can it live through packaging then to the store then home with me and infect me then? I know HIV transmission is possible through razors so thas why iI am concerned. Im sorry if this story sounds nuts. Also, if it cannot live long how do we actually no it doesn't and is there proof that it does not live outside the body, even on razor blades? I'm so scared!
I was wondering if this is a possible way that hiv is transmitted. Say that someone has an actively bleeding cut on their finger or an open wound that looks red and sore and they are doing your makeup. So basically pouring the liquid foundation on their hand and dipping the community makeup application brush in the makeup they poured on top of their hand (lets just say it is in the same spot as the actively bleeding cut or open red and sore wound) and then they are applying the make up with that brush on your face? Can hiv be transmitted this way since your face can have pimples and zits, blackheads and large pores or even a possible open wound? I am so sick to my stomach that I let a lady at a make up counter put make up on my face this way. I didnt realize she was doing that until I started to see what she was doing. The thing is not to discriminate or anything she looked as if she could be a drug use or was one. She had some really brownish, teeth in the front and when I see that I think of someone who smokes crack and then I think probably uses drugs with needles. I looked at her hands and they look red and had scratches not sure if she had open cuts but I am presenting this scenerio with open cuts possibly bleeding because I did not get to see what it looked like before she poured the liquid foundation on her hand. For all I know she could have poured the makeup right on top of a bleeding cut. Can hiv be transmitted into your face and pores through zits and possible cut on the face?Is an actively bleeding cut that has blood coming out of it...if they have a virus does it start to die once it hits the air even though it is coming out of a cut? I was curious about that? or does that only happen if it is on an environmental surface. Please provide me with full detail of whyor why not there is no risk. I have been seeing a therapist about my fear of hiv but I think its time for someone new because my fears are not going away. I appreciate your help! thank you