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Can You Get HIV From Piercing

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HIV Positive and wanting to get ears pierced

Hi there - not sure which area I should ask this but maybe you can help....I'm HIV+ and am getting married next April for which I have a stunning dress blah blah blah and I'd love to get my ears pierced.I'm in the UK but I'm assuming it would be the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is no need to disclose your HIV status when getting your ears pierced. Universal precautions have been in place for many years to prevent transmission (in either direction) of blood-borne diseases Read more »

HIV and body piercings

I scrolled through the previous questions and have not found one similar and am really hoping you'd... 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 »
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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 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 Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Getting Pierced or Tatooed Safely

...visiting any body artist. Blood diseases are a potential risk. The hepatitis virus can survive for a long time in open air. HIV is not as strong a virus, but it is possible to be infected through unsafe body art practices. Body artists must... Read more »
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 »
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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 & activating the immune system. 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 Read more »

pierced

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...could a piercer easily place tainted blood into a needle even though i watched him take it out of a sterile bag? how easy would it be to slip 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 Read more »