Anonymous
I used to got the the place when I get my eyebrows done, but later I don't go anymore it's because at the same spot I get red dump up on my eyebrows and it's too far myself from taking the bus also it's like almost half the town where I lived. So I went to find different wax salon, which they are licence and i asked them do they do double dipping which i saw and they don't even double dipping. I saw they have a long small stick and break in half which when one stick used someone's skin they throw it out and used the other have.

I have a friend who prefer to go their because (1) the cost it cheaper $10 no tax pay w/ cash (mine its $15+) (2) because it's isn't busy and crazy. And from watching youtube about nail salon which due to wax, they have used the same stick on someone's skins and it can spread HIV its that true? Because I'm glad that I went to a place which it have a licence and very clean and they prefer used gel wax not wax like cheap brand. And I told here about the waxing stick double dipping, it's like we double dipping out food.
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline.

There is no risk of acquiring HIV from a salon double-dipping the stick in wax. When HIV in bodily fluids (such as blood) is exposed to the air it becomes non-transmissible. Any bodily fluids that may have been in the wax would have been exposed to the air and would not contain transmissible HIV.

For more information about HIV you can visit CATIE.ca or the AIDS Vancouver website.

I hope this information helps to answer your questions.

Isla (Volunteer)

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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