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Can You Contract HIV From Tattoo

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

The Thai Department of Corrections is increasing its efforts to prevent prison inmates from tattooing themselves in an effort to curb the spread of HIV and other diseases, such as hepatitis, the Bangkok Post reports. According to a recent study... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wisconsin: License Ensures Tattoos Applied Safely

Area health officials are warning residents against getting tattoos from unlicensed inkers, saying state-mandated health and safety standards minimize infection risks. To receive licensure from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, tattoo... 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, Calif., in part because many of them contract HIV from partners... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 unsterilized equipment. Health board is now asking everyone who got a tattoo there to come forward for testing of HEP A,B, C and HIV. I got my blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,How likely is it? Unfortunately there is no way I can specifically quantitate the probability of HIV transmission in situations like this. There are too many potentially confounding variables to consider. (For instance, did you get a tasteful... Read more »

body piercing & tattoos

IF I was pierced in the navel with a contaminated HIV needle, what is the likelihood I could have contracted it?The needle was hollow bore, and the place I went to claims to use one time only needles, but I still feel scared....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Body piercing and tattoos can be risky for HIV if the blood of a previous customer were to get directly into your bloodstream within minutes of leaving their body. For body piercing, this could occur if the... Read more »

How can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you contract it? I dont understand. Can someone get it by having unprotected sex with multiple HIV negative people? I dont understand....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I absolutely agree: You certainly don't understand! Can you contract HIV from having sex with multiple negative people? No, of course not. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease in which an HIV-infected person can transmit the virus to an... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Once again a QTND (question that never dies) arises! And of course the ATNC (answer that never changes) remains unchanged! Two HIV-negative people cannot create HIV out of thin air and transmit it to each other. (See below.) Menstrual blood... 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 ask don't tell policy (since I... 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 the Georgia prison system is busting some myths about life behind bars and raising questions about... 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 »

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 »