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my son 6 years cut himself on the upper lip

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Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019
Question: my son 6 years cut himself on the upper lip using my husband's razor , who is HIV positive.. is he at the risk of infection? the razor was not used for 24 hours. really worried. please advice
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Some risk is there although it is minimal.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service.

The risk of transmission of HIV from a used razor that does not have fresh bodily secretions on it, is minimal, but nevetheless is not zero. You need to administer post-exposure anti-retroviral prophylaxis to your child while you send his blood for evaluation. This needs to be taken seriously and managed properly.

Feel free to write back.

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Brief Answer: Some risk is there although it is minimal. Detailed Answer: Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service. The risk of transmission of HIV from a used razor that does not have fresh bodily secretions on it, is minimal, but nevetheless is not zero. You need to administer post-exposure anti-retroviral prophylaxis to your child while you send his blood for evaluation. This needs to be taken seriously and managed properly. Feel free to write back. Regards