The HIV virus is transmitted through blood, unprotected sex, or used needles. However, this list does not end there. Namely, it was confirmed that a Brazilian woman was discovered to be HIV-positive after using a nail clipper that was infected with the virus.
Her and her cousin’s samples were analyzed and doctors concluded that their viral genetic material is a match. It proved that she contracted the virus through a simple nail clipper. The CDC does not include nail clippers on the list of HIV-spreading mechanisms.