Jun 19, 2002
I HAD A TATTOO IN SEPTEMBER,IN JANUARY I WAS TESTED FOR HEP C, IT CAME BACK NEGATIVE. DO I NEED TO BE RETESTED, OR IS IT SAFE TO SAY I DON'T HAVE IT.
Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres
You did the test early to detect hepatitis C antibody,may take up to a year to be detectable.The risks of tattoos,have been shown to be very remote for Hep.C.You should always request clean disposable needles and ink.
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