|Can u catch hiv from a dirty tattoo ink tube
May 30, 2013
Can the hiv virus live inside a tattoo ink tube if so how long will it still be infected if the object haven't been used from Friday to sunday will u still be at risk also what if the old ink in the tattoo ink tube is mixed with the new ink what can happpen
| Response from Ms. Southall
HI The good news is that HIV once it is outside of the body begins to die and is unable to infect. It doesn't get reactivated with new ink or anything along those lines. Though this practice should not be used as Hepatitis is much easier to get in this manner. You should make sure that the ink and needles are all new and have never been used on anyone else.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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