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Do People Catch AIDS From Piercing

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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 County. A Board of Directors oversees the work of Foundation staff and volunteers. The mission of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopians Know About AIDS, But Don't Think They'll Catch It: Study

Almost 98 percent of Ethiopians know about AIDS and HIV, but most people tend to think that their personal risk of infection is very low, the east African country's first behavioral study showed Wednesday. "Despite the high level of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Get Tested for HIV/AIDS and Catch a Free Sammie Concert

Detroit-area teens and young people are being urged to take advantage of free HIV testing combined with special programs and events through the end of June. City Council member Alberta Tinsley-Talabi is working with the National Mayors'... Read more »
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body piercing & tattoos

IF I was pierced in the navel with a contaminated HIV needle, what is the likelihood I could have contracted it?The needle was hollow bore, and the place I went to claims to use one time only needles, but I still feel scared....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Body piercing and tattoos can be risky for HIV if the blood of a previous customer were to get directly into your bloodstream within minutes of leaving their body. For body piercing, this could occur if the... Read more »

piercing crisis

Hi,I'm writing this again because I'm very afraid. I was wondering for you could contract HIV on a belly piercing jewlery. If someone with HIV tried on the jewlery and her piercing was not healed and someone with a not healed belly...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You should not be worrying about blood exposure unless you are absolutely certain that you were exposed to HIV infected blood. There is no evidence that people get infected with HIV through body piercings.Talk with an adult about your concerns if... Read more »

Piercing risk?

I just recently got my nose pierced. The place is really clean and reputable, but when the guy pierced me I didn't see him take the needle out of packaging or anything. If he re-used the piercing needle...which is a slanted, pointed tip and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Piercing has a theoretical risk for HIV transmission. However, considering your piercing palace was "really clean and reputable" and the nose piercing needle (OUCHAMAGOUCHA!!!) hadn't been used for at least "10... Read more »

can a person catch hiv from virgins ??

can a person catch hiv/aids from having unprotected anal sex with multiple virgins ? or an infection ? is it hard to catch hiv?...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Someone who is a virgin could have caught HIV from sharing needles. So in that case, yes, it is possible to catch HIV from having unprotected anal sex, even if they are virgins. This would only be a risk for HIV, not other... Read more »
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piercing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
is it possible to get aids from a piercing gun? they push the earing through your ear, not a needle.

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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 I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »