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
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
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 and used earrings
Mar 10, 2006

My aunt who is Hep C positive just gave me a pair of her earrings and I put them on without giving it a second thought. But now I read on many websites that people with Hep C should not share earrings. How common is this method of transmission since neither of us have new earring holes that are still healing? I'm kind of freaking out since I can't take an immediate test and can't know for sure for six months. Thank you in advance.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I don't think of this as a risk behavior at all. Once your ears are pierced, new skin (epithelium) is formed.

I would not worry at all. Dr. M



Previous
Is Hepatitis b cureable
Next
Please Help....Liver pains

  
  • 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