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Risk of contacting HIV during a haircut - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I went to a hair cutting saloo on 30-12-2009.In the middle of my haircut,I observed my barber looking at his middle finger for some time.I had no idea why he was looking at his finger(maybe he pricked his hand with the scissors).I looked at his finger and found no blood coming out of his finger.He stared at it for some time and continued my haircut.Its obvious that there will be some scratches on the neck due to the scissors even though the blood wont come out.I had no clear cuts on my skin during the haircut.I don't know he HIV status of the barber.Am I at risk.I am getting scared.Can you helo me out?
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Doctor :   With the description, I can assure you that there is no risk in your case
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