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Correlation of razor hygiene with HIV disease transmission risk in barber shop

By: Qomariyatus Sholihah, Rahmi Fauzia

Key Words: Knowledge, Attitude, Hygiene, Razor, HIV

Int. J. Biosci. 9(6), 383-392, December 2016.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/9.6.383-392

Abstract

The use of razors in turn often occurs in a common hair trimming. This could potentially lead to the transmission of disease. Transmission can occur through blood found on a razor, if not promptly cleaned after use. This study aimed to analyze the correlation between razor hygiene with HIV disease transmission risk. This study is observasional analytic with cross sectional design. The sample in this study were all barber in Banjarmasin and Banjarbaru with 100 respondents. The research instrument was a questionnaire about knowledge, attitudes, razor hygiene and the risk of HIV transmission. Chi Square test results show there is a correlation of knowledge, attitudes and razor hygiene with the risk of HIV transmission. Multivariate analysis shows razor hygiene variables are variables that most influence on the risk of HIV transmission. Expected health workers can provide education about razor hygiene standards to the barber’s, the community is expected to be more selective in choosing a barber shop that had a good razor hygiene.

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