|AM I IN DANGER?
May 25, 2004
I have my tongue pierced. im not sure if the needles were clean, I am a lesbian and I always make love to my girl wh o is clean, what I want to know is do you think I have H.I.V because of my piercing?my girl made a blood test and she was safe, but im afraid to do it, HELP ME PLZ. thanx
| Response from Dr. Frascino
You weren't scared to get your tongue pierced, but you're afraid to get HIV tested? Oucha-ma-goucha! The mere thought of getting my tongue studded makes me shiver.
OK, I know it's not the needle prick that's bothering you. There have been a few cases reported to be linked to contaminated piercing or tattooing equipment. However, these are relatively rare. The only way to determine if someone has HIV after a potential exposure is to get HIV tested. I think your risk is extremely, extremely low; however, if you are concerned, you'll need to muster up the courage to get tested.
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