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Shared razor hiv risk

I used my friend’s razor after 1-2 hours he used. It is a type of razor with 5 blades. I did not check if there is blood on it. I rinsed the razor with a very small running tap water for 1-2 seconds before using it. I did not find any blood/ damage on my face after using it.

Do I have any HIV risk?

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3191940 tn?1447268717
The only activities that could put you at risk for HIV are:
1) unprotected, penetrative anal or vaginal sex, or
2) sharing IV drug needles.

You had ZERO RISK for HIV.
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Thanks for the reply.

Is there any reasons behind this is not risky given that blood may transfer virus?

Is it due to the time in between usage?

Once blood is outside of the body, it is no longer infectious.  Additionally, HIV must enter the bloodstream, which cannot be accomplished via everyday cuts and scrapes.
Sorry for my poor basic medical knowledge.

1. Blood entering from cut doesn't mean entering bloodstream?

2. Also, if blood is not infectious once outside body, why people get infected by sharing syringe?
3191940 tn?1447268717
No, it is NOT the same.  Entering your bloodstream means getting into your circulatory system.  ANY wound that does not require professional medical attention at a hospital is not a risk to you.  A syringe on the end of a needle creates a vacuum environment.  The blood is never exposed to air, and it is injected - again - directly into a vein.

Forget about any event that isn't sharing an intravenous needle or having unprotected intercourse.  It's not a risk and never will be.
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Thank you so much. Much much relive right now.

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