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No HIV from hair cuts

Theoretically, sharing razors, needles and syringes can transmit the HIV virus. However, it does not survive for long outside the human body.

health and fitness Updated: Dec 06, 2009 15:23 IST
Dr Kavan Lakdawala

I’m 25 and married. I have a three-year-old child. My husband and I have protected sex. Is copper-T 100 per cent reliable? Does one gain weight if one uses it? No method of contraception is 100 per cent safe. Copper-T is an ideal contraceptive after one has children. Normally, it has to be replaced every two years. It’s also a good way of spacing out babies.

Initially, a woman’s periods may be heavy after it is inserted. In some cases, it has to be removed if it causes heavy bleeding. It doesn’t lead to an increase in weight. I’m a 15-year-old girl. There’s a projection on my sexual organ. What is it? It’s the clitoris, the female equivalent of the penis in men. Usually, it enlarges at the height of sexual stimulation. It’s a sexually sensitive part stimulation of which may help a woman to achieve an orgasm. It has a rich supply of blood vessels. Discuss the female anatomy with your doctor to know more.

I’m scared of contracting HIV at hair salons. What should I do? Theoretically, sharing razors, needles and syringes can transmit the HIV virus. However, it does not survive for long outside the human body. Nowadays, many up-market salons use disposal blades, so that, too, is ruled out. Thus the chances of your contracting an HIV infection through a hair cut or shave are minimal.

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