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Coated Tongue After Getting A Tattoo Worried I Have HIV

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Girlfriend has Tattoo from 1997. Should I worry about HCV?

Hi All, My girlfriend received a tattoo in 1997. Should I be worried at all of the possibility of HCV infection? I've read that several people believe they got HCV from Tattoos. Was this a common thing in the late 90's? She is very resistant to...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...In my experience, tattooes are a risk if they were applied in a home setting with persons sharing needles, or in a prison setting. In an official tattoo Read more »

Intestinal gas/coated tongue HIV or something else?

You are doing a great job. We thank you. please answer my question I beg you. I had sex from... Read more »

Egads! Coated Tongue or what?

Hey Doc!First off, thanks for all you tireless work on this site as well as HIVDENT. A quick... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: HIV, Hepatitis Tests Urged After Unlicensed Tattoo Parlors Closed in Calgary

...during recent investigations. Officials said customers of the establishments listed below should seek testing for hepatitis C and HIV, as they could have been exposed to instruments that may not have been sterilized. They said the same... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: 3,000 Warned of HIV Risk at Tattoo Shop

...Tattoo, located on Dundas Street West in Mississauga, between March 2005 and February 2009 have been advised to seek testing for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Peel Public Health issued the call after learning the shop had failed to keep... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...illness that you begin believing God is sending you bad omens in the form of bird poop ... SIGNS FROM HEAVEN (BIRD TURDS AS HIV SIGN FROM HEAVEN, 2009) Nov 11, 2009 or via commercials and advertisements ... C'mon Bob..No more... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...really having problem getting on with life right now,i am becoming paranoid,i want to take a test to check for hepatithis and HIV but the windows of 3 months is too long,and my paranoia is making it hard to get on with my everyday life,i dont... Read more »

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 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 Read more »

HIV WORRY NO HELP

Posted by NoLife, 2 Replies
...hi :) Back in 1998 i saw an escort. About 4 weeks later i had the ARS symptoms ( muscle stiffness shivers etc) and that persisted maybe a week and then i was fine, hence i didntworry about it anymore. I had my first UTi in 2000. Read more »