hiv from piercing
Dec 4, 2012
i had my ears pierced today at the mall the website says that they use one step, single use, sterilized, prepackaged piercing earrings that meet or exceed FDA (Food & Drug Administration) guidelines. that means, no needles! i am worried about hiv, should i get tested for it?
Response from Mr. Cordova
There is no risk of transmission in a situation like this and you answered your own question. There are no needles and the earrings used to pierce your ears are single use, sterilized, and pre-packaged. It's not possible for the virus to be present in this situation, making transmission impossible. The virus must be present for transmission to occur.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Risk Of HIV Transmission From Mutual Masturbation
- Should I Get Tested After Unprotected Oral Sex Without Ejaculation?
- How Do You Know If You Have Systemic Candidiasis?
- Flu Symptoms After Open Mouth Kissing Worried I Have HIV
- Sore On Mouth After Breast Sucking Worried I Have HIV
- Can Bacterial Vaginosis Cause Vaginal Bleeding?
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.