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I mistakenly used my friend shaving razor and she's HIV positive

I used my friends shaving stick on my armpits and later found out she HIV positive using ARV drugs.
I used the shaving blade early morning and I'm sure she didn't use it fours hours, like we both slept and woke up and I used it quickly before going for work.

There were no visible blood, maybe those tiny that do come out during shave.
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20620809 tn?1504362969
While it's not at all dangerous to live with someone who is HIV positive, it would have been nice if she shared that information with you.  Just so you know.  But in terms of risk for items like sharing a razor, you are not at risk for HIV transmission from objects.  Air inactivates the virus.  So, any blood on something like a razor will not transmit the virus.  The only ways that adults get HIV is from having actual sex that is unprotected and it can be vaginal or anal sex or sharing IV drug needles.   Saliva also inactivates the virus so you wouldn't get it from sharing spoons, forks, etc.  

But no, sharing a razor with her would not transmit the virus.  
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Thanks for the quick response, so even if she had cut herself the last time she used it, and I did too,there's still no risk, more so I did the P24AG/AB test at 47 days post exposure. Should I Still wait for 12weeks for confirmation
20620809 tn?1504362969
You never had to test at all for this.  This isn't an HIV risk.  EVEN if you had a cut, she had a cut, there was blood on the razor dried or dripping, you'd not get HIV from this as HIV is inactivated by air.  Your test at 47 days was negative because you had no risk and any test you take from now on would be negative for the same reason.  So, don't waste your time and money.  
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Alright, thanks, I will try not to think about it, although it's not easy.
Thanks
I feel better now, one more thing air inactivate HIV, but the shaving blade was covered by that transparent plastic that comes with shaving stick. with this, do you still maintain that I'm fine, can't even imagine getting infected because of a shave
20620809 tn?1504362969
Really, no worries about this incident.  The plastic cover would not make a difference.  Air is still involved.  No risk.
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I don't know why I am still worried, other threads I read, would say there is a little risk, some even say there's a risk. if sharing razor wasn't a risk, why was it emphasized growing up. Pls help,I will appreciate more responses
This is not how HIV is transmitted, therefore your worries are very misplaced. You should be far more concerned with a bacterial infection, which is a far more likely and probable outcome when sharing razors with someone. HIV is not even possible in this situation due to the reasons that have already been provided to you.
188761 tn?1584567620
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You have been already offered the support you were seeking from this forum, there is nothing more we could add to GuitarRox's information.

It has been clearly explained to you that you were never at a risk. At this point your behavior is leaning towards anxiety and you must see a counselor to address that.

If this helps you, there has been no recorded case of any one contracting the virus in that manner in history of this disease. The likelihood of you dying right now choking on oxygen is way higher than dying due to contraction of this virus.

Good luck.
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Alright, I will just believe this, even though I have been feeling feverish and sneezing and coughing since yesterday
Please see a counselor for your anxiety.
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