Do People Catch AIDS From Getting A Tattoo

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A Question about Ethics and Tattoo Art Work

After a few years of considering a Tattoo and researching HIV related issues with getting a tattoo I finally obtained one. I guess you could say it was a whim because I did not plan, I simply went to a Tattoo convention. I talked with several...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...precautions." Your needles were new and appropriately disposed of after use. Why are you conflicted about not revealing your HIV status? It's certainly not a requirement for getting inked. Universal precautions have been in place for years to... 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... Read more »

Tattoo anxiety

I got a tattoo in the beginning of December and have been worried about transmission of HIV ever... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...[blood-borne] viruses can stay on the equipment, and then when it's used on someone else, that's how it gets transferred from one person to another," MacDonald said. The requirements for parlors to be licensed are health-based, but they say... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One-Third of Illinois Inmates Get Tattoos said the lack of harm-reduction aids like condoms and clean needles is leading to more risky behavior among incarcerated persons. The study authors concluded: "There are gender differences in HIV risk behaviors of inmates during... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...Risk Factors While Incarcerated What Happens When HIV-Positive Prisoners Are Released? HIV and Correctional Settings People with HIV sometimes have to spend time in a jail or prison. Jails are usually operated by counties. Prisons are... Read more »
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HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...And the nonconsensual category included 13 men who traded sex for money, food or cigarettes, along with seven reports of rape. People [accept the] media portrayals of prison rape, says the CDCs Patrick Sullivan, PhD, a study coauthor who is an... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...All gay diseased men should have a HIVtattoo this will help stop spread HIV. Read more »


Posted by curls, 2 Replies
...infection ever since. I had the tattoo done at a shop that's been established for 15+ years, but is a little on the scuzzy side. I personally didn't see the artist open new needles because I was face down (tattoo on my back) but my sister was... Read more »

Tattoo and body piercing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply 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 »