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Confirmed Cases Of Hiv By Tattoos

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

H1N1 Confirmed in Three More African Countries; Cambodia, Indonesia Confirm First Cases

The H1N1 (swine flu) virus has reached the sub-Saharan African countries of Cape Verde, Ethiopia and Ivory Coast, according to the WHO, the AP/ Boston Herald reports. Last week, South Africa became the first country in the region to confirm a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe's New HIV/AIDS Figures Suggest Drop in HIV/AIDS Cases; Health Officials Say Further Study Needed to Confirm Drop

Zimbabwe officials on Thursday released new national HIV/AIDS prevalence data that indicated a possible drop in the number of HIV-positive people in the country, Reuters reports. According to the report, 1.82 million of the nation's 14 million... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Singapore Reports 221 Confirmed HIV Cases in First Half of 2011

Singapore logged 221 new HIV diagnoses in the first half of 2011, compared to 214 in the same period last year, the daily Lianhe Zaobao reported Sunday. "The possible reasons for this could be lack of knowledge and inaccurate perception of... Read more »
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Tattoos and HIV/Hep C

I recently recieved a tattoo. When I got my tattoo the artist used deodorant to make the impression darker. He put the deodorant stick directly to my skin. I decided I didn't like the position so he took off the ink and moved it but did not...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no evidence that HIV or HCV has ever been transmitted through tattooing, so you should not be worried about your risk for infection. I cannot guess whether or not the use of the deodorant would increase your risk in any way, but it seems... Read more »

Just on confirm a few doubts

Hi,I'm from the UK and I just need to confirms some doubts. Firstly, can HIV be transmitted by Saliva, because I shared some food with a person I had only know for a day.Secondly, thus may be a silly question, but can HIV be transmitted by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You want to "confirm some doubts???" Boy, have you come to the wrong place. Sorry, I cannot "confirm" your doubts about spit and sweat transmitting HIV. However, I'd be more than delighted to dispel those doubts. And... Read more »
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for the interesting question. In general, failure to tell a tattoo artist that you are HIV positive is not "per se" against the law. While many states have laws criminalizing exposure to HIV, I would argue that tattoo... Read more »

Scared after tattooing HIV positive client

I was doing a tattoo on a client who has told me he is HIV positive and I have tattooed him a couple times and nothing went wrong. The last time I worked on him I got a little close and felt some ink from his tattoo go into my eye. I was kind of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I would consider this a pretty low risk exposure. Still, getting and HIV test would put you at ease. By now the test would be positive. If it is negative, you do not have to worry about HIV. As a tattoo artist you should make sure your vaccines... Read more »
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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 »

Can someone confirm this???

Posted by spadude64, 2 Replies
Has anyone heard of a second case of drug resistant HIV? I think It was Florida If I heard right on the radio? Thanks. Read more »

Life Goes On? Just got confirmation today

Posted by DrsNeedLoveToo, 9 Replies
Hey everyone. First, I want to say that I've really appreciated reading your posts for the last two weeks while waiting for confirmation...that and Ativan have helped immensely. I've not read any stories quite like mine here, though, and I'm... Read more »

okay, it is confirmed, i am NUTS!!

Posted by tammy, 6 Replies
okay, last test was today...27 weeks! I don't want to test anymore, but i still find myself scared. I am waiting for an appointment with a shrink, but don't even know if that will help. I have tested 8 times now and am sick to death of hiv... Read more »