|Belly Piercings while positive.
May 20, 2013
I am HIV positive and I would like to get my belly button pierced. I have had it done before (when I wasnt positive) but it got infected. Maybe because I wasnt keeping it as clean as I should have and plus I can get pretty hairy and hair creates more sweat and moisture which turns to dirt. So now I would like to get pierced again but I am scared of getting an infection and getting sick and possibly being hospitalized from an infection. I figured if I get the piercing and keep my stomach free of hair growth and the piercing clean, infections wont come but I am not sure? What is your recommendation?
| Response from Dr. Wohl
If you keep the site clean this should be no problem, especially if your CD4 cell count is decent. Antibiotic ointment applied to the site a few times a day can help.
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