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Ear Piercing And Possible HIV Exposure

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Ear piercing gun

I recently got my ear piercing done at the local swap meet. The guy had a new pair of "sterile" ear rings to open. He attached the earrings to a gun and they were quickly attached on. The guy looked legit, he used gloves, alcohol, and...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,The situation you're describing has nothing to do with HIV. Nothing. Everything you're telling me says that the guy who pierced your ears did everything he needed to keep you <i>and</i> himself safe.... Read more »

Ear piercing by piercing gun

We just pierced my daughter ears with the piercing gun in the mall and I start doing my research on... Read more »

hiv from piercing

i had my ears pierced today at the mall the website says that they use one step, single use,... Read more »
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AIDS Survival Project

Getting Pierced or Tatooed Safely

The photo that runs with this column is almost three years old. I always thought that picture had a gee-whizzy, high school yearbook quality, which makes me look angelic or saintly. I'm neither. I'm actually kinda eclectic and kinky. Now I ask you,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: University Warns Students About Possible HIV, Hepatitis Exposure After Exercise

First Nations University of Canada in Regina, Saskatchewan, is currently trying to locate students who participated in the Northern Health Science Access Program's blood-typing exercise between 2002 and 2011, to alert them that they may have been... Read more »
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

New York: Lawrence Hospital Surgery Patients Warned of Possible Hepatitis, HIV Exposure

Ten surgery patients of Lawrence Hospital Center (LHC) in Bronxville are being notified of the need to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C due to improperly cleaned equipment. The state Department of Health said the hospital reported... Read more »
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exposure to hiv through ear!

Posted by Anonymous
i am a male who is always safe with whoever i am with, regardless if they say the r clean. i was with another guy the other day and did only safe activites. he sucked me , we french kissed. he was also licking my ear at one point. he had his tongue... Read more »

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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Sore throat one week after possible exposure

Posted by ejchak, 1 Reply
I had sex with a guy exactly 9 days ago, he told me that he was tested and his status is negative, but at this point that means nothing to me.
we gave each other oral, and made out constantly. then he gave me anal. a condom was used, the condom did... Read more »

Possible Exposure

Posted by rayk12345, 1 Reply
I met with a stripper and had unprotected vaginal insertion for about 15-20 seconds and I'm very scared now. This is my 4th week

The symptoms of body aches,tiredness,neckpain,headache ( all severe) started around 5 days after my exposure. Have my... Read more »