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Transmission of HIV Through A Blade



I went to the barber shop today to get a hair cut. While getting my hair cut the stylist used a flat blade to shave the back of neck area. My question is: how safe is this method as far as spreading infectiouse diseses such as HIV and that? I'm a bit of a worrier to begin with and wondered if you can help me. Thanks for your attention and hope to hear from you soon.


As long as the blade is cleaned, there is no risk.

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Response by:

Amy Beth Kressel, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati