Anonymous
My teenage daughter got her legs shaved by a friend of unknown HIV status, her friend nicked her finger while cleaning the blade, but my daughter says there was no visible cut or blood on her friend's finger, and she was holding the blade under running water at that time, she went on to shave my daughter's legs who ended up with some bleeding cuts. Do you think my daughter is at risk, despite the fact there was no visible blood, and despite the fact that the razor was at that moment being held under running water, could microscopic amount of blood have transferred to razor and then to wounds on my daughter's legs? Please answer my question i am very worried. my email: za.saman@hotmail.com
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver helpline regarding HIV/AIDS related information.

There was no risk posed in the activity because the blood had been exposed to air. If there was any HIV present, it would die within seconds of exposure. Also, HIV can't be transferred from an inanimate object to a person.

I hope after reading my response that you are assured there was no risk involved.

I trust that I have addressed all of your concerns, should you need any additional information, feel free to contact us again.

In health,

Harman

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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