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Ear Piercing Negative At 16 Weeks

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HIV Positive and wanting to get ears pierced

Hi there - not sure which area I should ask this but maybe you can help....I'm HIV+ and am getting married next April for which I have a stunning dress blah blah blah and I'd love to get my ears pierced.I'm in the UK but I'm assuming it would be the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is no need to disclose your HIV status when getting your ears pierced. Universal precautions have been in place for many years to prevent transmission (in either direction) of blood-borne diseases Read more »

Ear piercing

Can you get HIV or hepatitis from a piercing gun? I just pierced my baby's ears at the mall and... Read more »

Ear piercing Question

How safe is ear piercing nowdays? I was just asking because I had my daughter's ears pierced in a... Read more »
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...between newly acquired HCV infection and military service, medical, surgical, or dental procedures, tattooing, acupuncture, ear piercing, or foreign travel 43 , 44 . If transmissions from such exposures do occur, the frequency has been too... Read more »
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...Syphilis Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. The first symptoms of syphilis usually occur about three weeks after exposure. The first symptom is a hard, painless, red sore at the site of sexual contact. This sore... Read more »
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Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

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Holy man check this out

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...during some of these practices. One case of HIV transmission from acupuncture has been documented. Body piercing (other than ear piercing) is relatively new in the United States, and the medical complications for body piercing appear to be... Read more »

I'm extremely worried!

Posted by 1234lan, 1 Reply
...my risk is high or low so can some one help me? I was at a rave about two months ago and I had my tongue pierced for about 6 weeks at the time. At one point I was playing with my tongue ring and it fell out and broke. I was totally freaked out... Read more »

Scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have posted this already, but cannot find my previous post, so here goes. I am 15 years old, and when I was 12, I got my ear pierced in the British Virgin Islands, it was me and 2 friends. We were very very stupid. I know these kids were not... Read more »

Tested negative at 9 weeks.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I recently tested HIV negative at 9 weeks. I also had a DNA PCR done at 6 weeks which was negative also. What are my chances of being negative at 3 months? Read more »