Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


HEP C SCARE
Jul 22, 2002

I GOT A TATTOO IN SEPTEMBER, IN JANUARY 4 MONTHS PASST I WAS TESTED FOR HEP C, IT CAME BACK NEGATIVE. SHOULD I BE RETESTED OR IS IT SAFE TO SAY I DON'T HAVE IT?

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

The risk of infection by tatoos is almost nil, according to recent CDC statements.If you do not have a particular reason to suspect risk,as a shared needle or poor hygiene,most likely you are fine.To be 100% sure you will need to repeat the test in a few months.



Previous
Follow up Hep B Question
Next
HBV surface antigen negative and detectable serum DNA?

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement