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Can You Get AIDS From Piercing

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Seattle Treatment Education Project

Community Resource Update: Spotlight on Pierce County AIDS Foundation, Tacoma, Wa.

The Pierce County AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1987 to respond to the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS in Pierce County. A Board of Directors oversees the work of Foundation staff and volunteers. The mission of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Warning Over the Dangers of Body Piercing

Over the warmer months in Australia, doctors anticipate the usual seasonal spike in piercing-related infections, and now they are offering advice on how to avoid them. Less-than-sterile conditions can lead to the spread of disease, warned Dr.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: West Milton Council Bans Tattoo, Body-Piercing Shops

Last month, officials in West Milton voted 4-2 to prohibit tattoo and body-piercing parlors from operating in the city, citing the potential of unsterile needles to spread hepatitis and HIV. The town of 4,700, located north of Dayton, may be the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV and Tongue Piercing

Hello is posible that you an get Aids from having oral sex with someone with a tongue piercing????...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,A tongue piercing would only make a difference if it were bleeding significantly. That might be an issue if it were a <i>new</i> piercing. Otherwise it'd be all healed up.. significant bleeding would only... 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 belly piercing jewlery. If someone with HIV tried on the jewlery and her piercing was not healed and someone with a not healed belly...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You should not be worrying about blood exposure unless you are absolutely certain that you were exposed to HIV infected blood. There is no evidence that people get infected with HIV through body piercings.Talk with an adult about your concerns if... Read more »

tattos and ody piercing is this a risk?.

DEAR DOCTOR,i recently heard that tattoing and body piercing can lead to aids,since the same instument are used on all kinds of poeple.what i mean is..if a person gets a tatto done in a shop and is an aids infected person and the next person who...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Businesses that do tattooing and body piercing should be sterilizing their needle and other instruments after every use. If you are not confident that these standard health protection policies are being followed, then don't patronize the... Read more »

Ear piercing

Can you get HIV or hepatitis from a piercing gun? I just pierced my baby's ears at the mall and then I read a lot of info on the net about how dangerous it is. they used a prepackaged sterile cassette, and they said the gun(which is not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If indeed they used a "prepacked sterile cassette," the HIV-transmission risk is nonexistent. I see no cause for concern and certainly no need to subject your daughter to infectious diseases testing! After all, the poor little thing... Read more »
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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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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 »

DUDA PIERCING

Posted by COMO, 2 Replies
hola!!! bueno compis, tengo una duda. hace como 1 ao me puse 1 piercing en el lbulo de la oreja. me lo puse en 1 joyeria (no era una tienda de piercings como tal), y me lo pusieron con una pistola perforadora. estas pistolas funcionan poniendoles 1... Read more »

Body piercing!?!?

Posted by dotman32, 5 Replies
Maybe a stupid question. Wondering if people have thoughts about how wise it is to get a new piercing. I have 2 already .. interested in a 3rd .. but concerned about the risk of infection &amp; activating the immune system. I suppose common... Read more »