Can You Contract HIV From Piercing

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Ask the Experts

Angry, bloody nipple piercing risk

Hi. I've checked out other posts about piercings, but none of them seem to be from the perspective of the one with the piercings.I've had my nipples pierced for a year, but a few weeks ago I noticed one of them was looking irritated. I didn't think...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...odds are all in your favor that you did not contract the virus from this sexperience. I'd also recommend you have your bleeding piercing evaluated and treated. Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

Navel Piercing HIV and HVC

About a month ago i got my navel pierced..the man used a clean needle ...taper and autoclaved the... Read more »

piercing crisis

Hi,I'm writing this again because I'm very afraid. I was wondering for you could contract HIV on a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...Are lesbians or other women who have sex with women at risk for HIV? Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? Can HIV be transmitted by kissing? Can HIV be transmitted by human bite? Can HIV be transmitted by... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...Transmission of HIV Through Needle and Blood Contact Always use new sterile equipment and supplies. Don't share or reuse any piercing, tattooing, or injection needles. Using needles cleaned with bleach or that have been heated is not as safe... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana: More Young People Getting AIDS

...the group. But the rule is often broken, exposing the friends to a variety of STDs. In addition, he said, trendy tattoo and piercing parties among youths are often not hygienic. Each school system in Indiana is required to have an AIDS Advisory... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Warning Over the Dangers of Body Piercing

...also not always a safe procedure," Hambleton said. "There are significant risks of diseases such as hepatitis B and C and HIV/AIDS being transmitted in unsafe piercing studios, or when piercing is done by unqualified friends or relatives in... Read more »