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Tattoo risk of HIV
Apr 18, 2012

Hello doctor ,i am a Software engineer,before some days around 10 march ,i made a tattoo on my arms, The lady was sharing needles for creating this and same ink. I am very much afraid of being HIV positive.Can you please tell me how to verify this and how can i root out that thing from my mind. If any test can help me to know my blood status then kindly let me know. Thanks, Mithran

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Dear Friend: There is a risk of transmission for HIV when needles are shared in tatooing as well as piercing where one of the individuals is HIV positive. I would encourage you to go and take an HIV test so that you might know your status.



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