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Can HIV Live In The Ink For Tattoos

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Tattoo: Reused needle but inkless

My friend had a tattoo gun, there were about 7 who had used that same needle but all of them were inkless (there was no ink being used at all). I was the last one to get an ink-less tattoo but there was like a 30 minutes time period between me and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would get tested for HBV, HCV and HIV to be certain that you were not infected. Read more »

How likely is it to get Hep A,B,C and HIV from a tattoo?

I recently got a tattoo in a shop that has recently been closed due to unsanitary conditions and... Read more »

Question about HIV and ink

Hi Dr. Bob!Although I have searched the archives of this forum and found numerous responses to... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: HIV, Hepatitis Tests Urged After Unlicensed Tattoo Parlors Closed in Calgary

...nothing about a licensee's artistic training or skill, said Steve Peace, owner of Immaculate Concept Tattoo, an approved parlor. "Tattoos have been trying to come out of the gutter for 100 years and, pretty much, we're finally there. The guys at... 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canceled Canadian Prison Tattoo Program Reduced Risk of HIV, Report Says

... A Canadian prison tattoo parlor program that was canceled by the government was cost-effective and successful in raising awareness and reducing the risk Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Tattoos Flare Up From HAART

...part of what is called the "immune restoration syndrome." Now doctors in Alicante, Spain, have reported a strange reaction to tattoos in a person with HIV/AIDS (PHA) whose immune system was responding well to HAART. A 36-year-old male sought... Read more »
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Tattoo's and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I am + but my viral load is below 200. I am wanting to go for my first tattoo (at 32!) but I worry about exposure and disclosure, has anyone out there been refused because of their stat, or is it a don't Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...Read the part about Tattoos. Busted! Georgia Prison Study Shakes Down Some HIV Myths by Laura Whitehorn April 26, 2006A new study tracking HIV Read more »

HIV at the salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I might sound a little paranoid now, but I am pretty worried. My dad went to get a hair cut recently and the barber was using a razor and accidently cut my dad. I am afraid that the barber used the same razor on a lot other people. Is it possible... Read more »

Tattoo

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