Confirmed Cases Of Hiv By Tattoos

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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission is possible for either partner to become infected with HIV through performing or receiving oral sex, though it is a less common mode of transmission than other sexual behaviors (anal and vaginal sex). There have been a few cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal...
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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 use...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...overall surveillance of HCV transmission, less than 1% of the people reporting infection reported having a tattoo. Even in those cases transmission through receiving a tattoo is not confirmed.RMK Read more »

How likely is it to get Hep A,B,C and HIV from a tattoo?

I recently got a tattoo in a shop that has recently been closed due to unsanitary conditions and unsterilized equipment. Health board is now asking everyone who got a tattoo there to come forward for testing of HEP A,B, C and HIV. I got my blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,How likely is it? Unfortunately there is no way I can specifically quantitate the probability of HIV transmission in situations like this. There are too many potentially confounding variables to consider. (For instance, did you Read more »

orasure accuracy question... please respond.

Dear Bob...Have been reading some of your posts and wow you are wonderful for donating your time for everybody out there that is worried about HIV. My question is... I had a tattoo done at a reputable salon in late Sept 08'. In November started...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tests, you have to be concerned about possible "false positives," but not "false negatives." OK? Additional testing in your case is not warranted.Dr. Bob Read more »


A week ago my 17-year-old daughter received a letter from Red Cross indicating she screened HIV positive after donating at a recent blood drive. Results were HIV-1/HIV-2 Positive, Confirmatory Indeterminate, NAT Negative. Retesting was done at a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...factors and we have methods for sorting out serological results that are either in dispute or indeterminate. In your daughter's case of essentially no potential HIV exposure and a recent flu vaccine, you can rest assured her indeterminate Western... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Workers Worried About AIDS in Chad's Refugee Camps

...isolation in their villages, Madingue said. "But now, they are in close contact with surrounding communities where there are cases of HIV." In addition, inter-ethnic violence often leads to rape, she said. The refugee community needs access to... Read more »
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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...other fluids do not contain enough HIV to infect another person. This is regardless of how they get into the bloodstream. No cases of HIV transmission have ever been documented as a result of these substances. See below for more information. ... 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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not being a gay thing

Posted by alivehoping, 2 Replies
...i think people who dont know the facts still see hivaids as a gay illness,which also makes it harder on me because i got my illness from tatooes,how people perceive hiv is strange,i 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 Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...tattoos. Six of the 68 reported none of those activities. Although tattooing is considered a risk factor, there are no confirmed cases linking it to HIV infection, Sullivan said. Forty-five of the infected men reported having same-sex liaisons... 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 Read more »