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Q.  Is there a risk of HIV infection is going to a barber’s shop ?
Ans.
  • There may be a possibility of risk in any situation in which skin piercing instruments are used, like in a barber’s shop, beauty saloons, tattooing, nose and ear piercing etc.
  • Centre for Disease Control, Atlanta recommends that instruments that are used to penetrate the skin should be used once then disposed off or thoroughly cleaned and sterilized.