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HIV Test After Ear Piercing

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Ear piercing

Can you get HIV or hepatitis from a piercing gun? I just pierced my baby's ears at the mall and then I read a lot of info on the net about how dangerous it is. they used a prepackaged sterile cassette, and they said the gun(which is not disposable)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If indeed they used a "prepacked sterile cassette," the HIV-transmission risk is nonexistent. I see no cause for concern and certainly no need to subject your daughter to infectious diseases testing! After all, the poor little thing just had her... Read more »

HIV Positive and wanting to get ears pierced

Hi there - not sure which area I should ask this but maybe you can help....I'm HIV+ and am getting... Read more »

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I'm extremely worried!

Posted by 1234lan, 1 Reply
Hi! I have no idea if my risk is high or low so can some one help me? I was at a rave about two months ago and I had my tongue pierced for about 6 weeks at the time. At one point I was playing with my tongue ring and it fell out and broke. I was... Read more »

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...during some of these practices. One case of HIV transmission from acupuncture has been documented. Body piercing (other than ear piercing) is relatively new in the United States, and the medical complications for body piercing appear to be... Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

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Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »