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HIV Anxiety My son went to a barber for cutting only hair. After cutting hair for 20 minutes he used a old blade (without replacement of a new one) just for removing little amount of hair near ear and neck. And there was a scratch made by the blade. If the blade was used by HIV infected person, is there any chance of HIV infection of my son though 20 minutes have passed?

2 Doctors Answered
Hi, For HIV there is very less chance of transmission through this route, practically never seen a case through this route.
No risk.
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