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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through Getting A Tattoo

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia's Olympic Doctors Warn Team Off Getting Tattoos

On Tuesday, the Australian Olympic team's doctors advised athletes attending next year's games in Beijing to forego getting traditional celebratory tattoos until they are back at home. The doctors are concerned the tattoos could transmit hepatitis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Amateur Tattoos Carry Hepatitis C Risk: CDC

Tattoos applied by non-professionals appear to carry a risk of hepatitis C virus infection, says a new report from CDC. However, no increased risk of HCV infection was found for tattoos and piercings received in professional parlors, according to an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Olympians Warned Not to Celebrate Beijing With Tattoos

Hepatitis Australia is warning that the tradition for some athletes to celebrate their participation in the Olympic Games in Beijing by getting a tattoo "seriously risks" the transmission of blood-borne diseases. "Everyone would benefit from knowing... Read more »
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Scared after tattooing HIV positive client

I was doing a tattoo on a client who has told me he is HIV positive and I have tattooed him a couple times and nothing went wrong. The last time I worked on him I got a little close and felt some ink from his tattoo go into my eye. I was kind of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I would consider this a pretty low risk exposure. Still, getting and HIV test would put you at ease. By now the test would be positive. If it is negative, you do not have to worry about HIV. As a tattoo artist you should make sure your vaccines... Read more »

A Question about Ethics and Tattoo Art Work

After a few years of considering a Tattoo and researching HIV related issues with getting a tattoo I finally obtained one. I guess you could say it was a whim because I did not plan, I simply went to a Tattoo convention. I talked with several...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Inked-Guy,You've done nothing wrong nor breached any ethical boundaries. You report you asked questions about sterility and were reassured all precautions were taken. You "observed the process of cleaning and universal... Read more »

Tattooing

I was diagnosed positive a couple of days ago. I am low risk and after goingover my lifestyle extensively, my health care worker decided and I concurthat the most likely place that I caught HIV from was a tattoo that Ireceived in 1991. Apparently I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Tattooing does pose a risk of infection,however, transmission does not commonly occur this way. This is for severalreasons. First of all, most places that do tattoos are very carefulregarding prevention of... Read more »

Tattoos

My husband of 10 years was recently found to be HIV+ (6 months ago). Since then he has been diagnosed with PCP, MAC, Thrush & Kaposi's Sarcoma. I have been tested 2x and Im negative. Since the diagnosis, we have been racking our brains to...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Many HIV infected people, especially ones who are recently diagnosed, engage in exactly what you and your partner are doing: attempting to figure out how, where, and when they got infected. Many people cannot figure this out, and it can be highly... Read more »
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Tattoo and me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I'm 16 going on 17 and I want to get a tattoo for my birthday. I am HIV positive. I'm wondering if there can be any complication towards me if I get a tattoo. I am of course aware that I need to go to a safe sterile professional environment... Read more »

TATTOO RISKS???

Posted by curls, 2 Replies
I got my first tattoo on March 10 and have been worried about hiv infection ever since. I had the tattoo done at a shop that's been established for 15+ years, but is a little on the scuzzy side. I personally didn't see the artist open new needles ... Read more »

tattoos

Posted by Anonymous
cdc says no documented cases, i watched artist use one-time needkes/tubes, ink, etc. anyone wonder about tattooing? anyone know differently? they say hep c is likely transmitted by tattooing, but hep c is not sexually transmitted. it is all... Read more »

Tattoo

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
All gay diseased men should have a HIV tattoo
this will help stop spread HIV.

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