Do People Get AIDS From Tattoo

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Tattoo anxiety

I got a tattoo in the beginning of December and have been worried about transmission of HIV ever since. I go the tattoo in NJ which is a regulated state. Is there any chance I could have gotten HIV? I gave blood about three weeks ago and I know they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of the National Academy of Sciences, found that lack of health insurance causes 18,000 unnecessary deaths a year. That's one person slipping through the cracks and dying every half an hour.In short, it's a good bet that our existing dysfunctional... Read more »

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... Read more »

Tattoo and risk of infection (different than in the archives)

Dr. Bob, I did an internet search and your name came up. I read you provide science-based logic... 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 »
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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Tattoos Flare Up From HAART called the "immune restoration syndrome." Now doctors in Alicante, Spain, have reported a strange reaction to tattoos in a person with HIV/AIDS (PHA) whose immune system was responding well to HAART. A 36-year-old male sought medical... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) Urine Feces The most common ways HIV is passed from one person to another are: Unprotected/unsafe sex (no condoms) Re-using and sharing needles (for drug use, piercing, and... Read more »