Anonymous
today i have a haircut. hairdresser use battalion to cut my hair unfortunately battalion cut on my ear. i have a wound on my ear like this pic http://picture.in.th/id/6d3b0744ab89dcc6cd8da05d306e7579 . in worst case if the man who use this battalion before me infected HIV and battalion cut him like me. can i infected hiv from him through the wound. sorry if i cannot use gramma correctly
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for your question.

There is no risk in this situation. This is because HIV cannot live on inanimate objects. HIV can't live outside the human body when it is exposed to the external environment because it does not have its human host. This means that even if the man had a cut with this item before you, there would be no risk.

I hope this helps. Please let us know if you need further explanation.

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Caroline

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