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manicure  2There have been many stories recently on manicure safety. The latest concern is the ability to contract HIV from uncleaned implements used for manicures.

A case researched in the AIDS Research and Human Retrovirus reported a detailed study of a woman who may have contracted HIV from getting a manicure. This individual did not contract the disease through standard transmission conditions (sex, blood transfusion, surgery or tattoo).

After further investigation into the research subject’s medical history, the subject remembered an incident where she shared manicure instruments with her cousin 10 years prior who was later diagnosed with HIV. It was determined that the two women were infected with the same strain of the virus. Research concluded that manicure instruments are a potential route of HIV transmission.

To read more on this topic, click on the following link:

Alford, J. (2014). IFL Science, “Woman man have contracted HIV from sharing manicure equipment”. Retrieved December 2, 2014, from: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/woman-may-have-contracted-hiv-sharing-manicure-equipment