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Nov 4, 2003

Hey Dr.Ewald what are the chances of getting Hiv or Hep.c through a tattoo?

Response from Dr. Horwath

A tatto needle is similar to other needles. If it was used on an infected person and then re-used without being cleaned properly with chlorine bleach, then there is a risk of infection.

The only safeguard is to avoid tattoos, or to only go to tattoo artists who are reputable, trustworthy, and follow proper cleaning procedures.



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