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Tattoo for PLHIV
Dec 21, 2017

Can I still have a tattoo or scalp microhair pigemntation if I'm positive. I'm on ARV, undetectable with a CD4 of 285.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

Assuming that you're going to a reputable tattoo artist, there's no particular risks of getting a tattoo.

For additional information, the US Food and Drug Administration has a website discussing health risks of tattoos.

Be well, BY

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