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Chances of Infection of HIV AIDS after sharing trimmer

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Hello Doctor,

This is Bharathi, married and now 11+ weeks pregnant. My query is

In April I used my husbands trimmer to shave my private parts. But unfortunately I got a small cut near my genital. In Feb even my husband got a small cut near his genitals.

Now I am worried about being infected with HIV/AIDS.

Please try to help

Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist

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Hello and welcome to

Dear Bharathi,

I want to first clarify, is your husband HIV positive?

Even if he is, there is NO way you could have got infected because the HIV virus dies within a few hours when it is outside the human body. So you using the same razor after more than a month will NOT cause infection in you.

If your husband is not HIV positive, then again, NO way can you be infected.

I hope that answers your concern.

Feel free to discuss further.

Thank you.

Patient replied :

Hello Doctor, Thank you soo much for clarifying my doubts. My husband is HIV Negavitive. Me & my husband doesn't have any past medical history & also no smoking & no consuming alcohol. Thank you.

Hello Bharathi.
Thank you for your reply.
Since your husband is HIV negative, then you cannot get HIV, as I mentioned earlier.
HIV infection can occur through:
-unprotected(without condom)sexual intercourse with someone already infected with HIV.
-when anyone receives blood transfusion where the donor has HIV.
-From HIV infected mother to baby, either during normal delivery or through breast feeding.
-sharing needle or syringe which has been used by HIV infected person.
-Mucous membrane exposure to blood (eg, splash of HIV infected blood to the eye)
-Another way which is very rare is by exposure such as human bite from someone with HIV.
These are the ways how one can get infected with HIV.
In all cases, HIV transmission occurs only when the source has HIV. And you do not have any such risks. So please relax.
I hope your doubt has been clarified.
Please let me know if you have any other queries.
Thank you.

Patient replied :

Hello doctor, Thank you soo much for the reply. Is there any chance of transmission of HIV through mosquito bite? Thank You


No, HIV is not transmitted by mosquito bite. No reason to worry there.

Thank you


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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