Thursday, 13 November 2014
Woman gets infected with HIV after sharing manicure equipment with cousin
A 22 year old woman diagnosed with an advanced HIV infection may have caught it by sharing manicure equipment.
The woman did report having shared manicure instruments years before with a cousin who was later found to be HIV-positive.
According to blood analysis, the woman contracted the virus around ten years ago.
Further genetic analysis of the viruses from both patients revealed it came from a common ancestor, indicating the possibility HIV was transmitted through the manicure instruments.