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Can You Contract HIV From Tattoo

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Hello from Australia Dr. Bob

Hi Mr. Funny,I wish we had super cool doctors like you over here, we probably do, but I haven't found them yet!I have a case study I am hoping you may be able to assist with please:* Information - male to female (heterosexual) monogamous...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...("stomach flu"), not HIV!3. Nope.Of course the bottom line here is that if someone is concerned they may have contracted HIV from a tattoo or sexually or via intravenous drugs or whatever, they should get an HIV-antibody test three months after... 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 »

Hello from Australia Dr. Bob - No reply needed - JUST THANKS

Hello to the super cool Dr. Bob - no reply needed just a SUPER HUGE THANKS TO YOU!I was thrilled to... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thai Corrections Department Increasing Efforts to Prevent Tattooing Among Prison Inmates to Curb Spread of HIV, Other Diseases

...Centre, 50% of 10,544 inmates who received a medical check-up from November 1997 to October 2002 had tattoos, and 56% of them were tattooed while incarcerated. Ploenjai said because tattooing is banned in prisons, sewing needles, guitar strings... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KCET's "Life and Times" Examines How Black, Latino Women in Los Angeles County Are Contracting HIV From Former Prison Inmates

... KCET 's " Life and Times " on Thursday examined how AIDS-related illnesses have become a leading cause of death among black and Latino women in their 20s and 30s in Los Angeles County, Read more »
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

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... 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 through Read more »

Hep A, B, & C?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...contracted through contact with feces? hep C would be from blood like needle sharing or such? i have not shared needles just tattoos and no poop contact whatsoever.....thanks for your input Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected before they arrived, the study found. Over a 17-year period, 88 men became infected in prison by the virus that causes AIDS, chiefly through same-sex intercourse. Georgia prisons currently house about 45,000 men. The study, published... Read more »