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Can You Get AIDS From Ear Piercing

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Ear gun piercing

Hi! 2 months ago i had my cartilage ear pierced by an ear gun. I know that it is actually the earring who do the hole in our ears, but im a bit scared to get infections like AIDS or anything. I am freaking out, thanks for your answer! ( and sorry...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

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I regret I am not qualified to answer medical questions. I specialize in benefits and workplace issues. However, whether it is good news or bad, it is important that you get the answer with an HIV test.... Read more »

Ear piercing

Can you get HIV or hepatitis from a piercing gun? I just pierced my baby's ears at the mall... Read more »

HIV Positive and wanting to get ears pierced

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piercing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
is it possible to get aids from a piercing gun? they push the earing through your ear, not a needle.

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piercing please reply

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
my friend peirced her on ear herself she didnt tell me what instrument with, im doubting it was an IV drug syringe.

she said she cleaned it with boiling water and a match even and she said it hadnt been used before her and she didnt share them. if... Read more »

Tattoo and body piercing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello my friends. I have a question. Can you get hiv from body piercing or tattoo? I had unprotected sex with someone who had tattoos on his hands. What is the % of infected people who got the disease from tattoos? Read more »

Ears and Throat????respond PLEASE!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello all. I'm having a problem. I have some symptoms of HIV, like tiredness, headache, etc, but I also have this itch very deep down in my ears and my tonsils. The itch is so severe that I have to stick anything from a safety pin to an ink pen in... Read more »