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AIDS Infection Risk Piercing

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tattos and ody piercing is this a risk?.

DEAR DOCTOR,i recently heard that tattoing and body piercing can lead to aids,since the same instument are used on all kinds of poeple.what i mean is..if a person gets a tatto done in a shop and is an aids infected person and the next person who...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Businesses that do tattooing and body piercing should be sterilizing their needle and other instruments after every use. If you are not confident that these standard health protection policies are being followed, then don't patronize the... Read more »

Body piercings and the risk for HIV

Is there an increased risk of HIV transmission during the period of time it takes for body... Read more »

pierced nipple exposure

I recently had an encounter with a woman I do not know the HIV status of. She had pierced nipples... Read more »
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Community Resource Update: Spotlight on Pierce County AIDS Foundation, Tacoma, Wa.

The Pierce County AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1987 to respond to the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS in Pierce County. A Board of Directors oversees the work of Foundation staff and volunteers. The mission of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Warning Over the Dangers of Body Piercing

Over the warmer months in Australia, doctors anticipate the usual seasonal spike in piercing-related infections, and now they are offering advice on how to avoid them. Less-than-sterile conditions can lead to the spread of disease, warned Dr.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: West Milton Council Bans Tattoo, Body-Piercing Shops

Last month, officials in West Milton voted 4-2 to prohibit tattoo and body-piercing parlors from operating in the city, citing the potential of unsterile needles to spread hepatitis and HIV. The town of 4,700, located north of Dayton, may be the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: 3,000 Warned of HIV Risk at Tattoo Shop

Customers who received tattoos or body piercings at Moonshin Tattoo, located on Dundas Street West in Mississauga, between March 2005 and February 2009 have been advised to seek testing for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Peel Public Health... Read more »
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Tattoo and body piercing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello my friends. I have a question. Can you get hiv from body piercing or tattoo? I had unprotected sex with someone who had tattoos on his hands. What is the % of infected people who got the disease from tattoos? Read more »

Body piercing!?!?

Posted by dotman32, 5 Replies
Maybe a stupid question. Wondering if people have thoughts about how wise it is to get a new piercing. I have 2 already .. interested in a 3rd .. but concerned about the risk of infection & activating the immune system. I suppose common... Read more »

pierced

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could a piercer easily place tainted blood into a needle even though i watched him take it out of a sterile bag? how easy would it be to slip a fast one, like before i got in there? does anyone here have knowledge about the design of piercing... Read more »

piercing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
is it possible to get aids from a piercing gun? they push the earing through your ear, not a needle.

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