BARBER SHOPS POSE HIV RISK

PEOPLE who have their hair cut at salons are at high risk of contracting HIV through sharing barber clippers, the National Aids Council (Nac) has warned. Clients also risk contracting the potentially fatal Hepatitis B and C. SOURCE: The Chronicle Story By Thandeka Moyo Corroborating findings of a study published by the South African Medical Journal recently, a senior Nac official acknowledged that there is significant contamination of barber hair clippers with blood and blood-borne viruses. The doctors concluded in the study that there is a need for public education…

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