Results of sharing razor and blades for shaving
Shaving creates microscopic openings in the skin, which allow organisms to proliferate. Even though you don’t cut yourself while shaving, these microscopic organisms stay on the blades as well as on the razors. This in many cases, cause the spreading of infection and skin diseases when shared.
Although some infections are spread by direct contact, the viruses that cause herpes and hepatitis can also linger on razor and blades or in the moist areas between blades and cause the spread of skin infections.
Even though, with much awareness, barber salons discard the blades after one use itself, the razors are not normally changed so often. The organism of the skin which cause infection, remain on the razors too thus spreading virus when shared.
Therefore, it is pressed upon the fact that both the razor as well as the blades should be discarded after one shave.
Education has made us aware of the hazards of sharing personal items such as razors and blades. Today apart from the regular study curriculum subjects like sex education, about Aids etc are being taught at school to make students alert at young age itself. Additionally, global television has also given us health news from worldwide about serious medical conditions on account of hygiene.
This method of hygienic shaving is followed in many countries. Some countries like US, UK ,other European and Arab Countries, have banned and prohibit the sharing of razor or blades among its patrons.
Some studies which reflect Aids statistics as a serious health issue:
- 33.4 million are currently living with HIV/AIDS.
- In 2008, 2 million people died due to HIV/AIDS, and another 2.7 million were newly infected.
- While cases have been reported in all regions of the world, almost all those living with HIV (97%) reside in low- and middle-income countries.
- According to the World Health Organization (WHO), most people living with HIV or at risk for HIV do not have access to prevention, care, and treatment, and there is still no cure.
- Despite these challenges, there have been successes and promising signs. New global efforts have been mounted to address the epidemic, particularly in the last decade.
- Prevention has helped to reduce HIV prevalence rates in a small but growing number of countries and new HIV infections are believed to be on the decline.
- In addition, the number of people with HIV receiving treatment in resource poor countries has increased 10-fold since 2002, reaching an estimated 4 million by 2008.
- Some global stalwarts in the razor industry even say that leading the sales of Barber’s Razor and blades fell 6% in the latest quarter, while unit sales volume sank 10%.
- 33.4 million are currently living with HIV/AIDS. In 2008, 2 million people died due to HIV/AIDS, and another 2.7 million were newly infected. While cases have been reported in all regions of the world, almost all those living with HIV (97%) reside in low- and middle-income countries.
Therefore, as the age old saying goes “Prevention is better than Cure” stays true especially in such cases.