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Ear Piercing Scared To Death

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Ear piercing Question

How safe is ear piercing nowdays? I was just asking because I had my daughter's ears pierced in a mall boutique, and after I got it done, I read stories about hiv being spread through ear piercing guns.Im really scared for my daughter's...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no evidence of HIV being transmitted through ear piercing. Leaving aside the fact that sterilization should protect ear piercing clients, transmission through this method is improbably for many reasons. The odds of having your ear pierced... Read more »

Ear piercing

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

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Somebody please help. A number of weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a woman of unknown status. 12 days later I came down with a fever, chills, a productive cough that was painful in my chest and what started to look like a rash, but only my... Read more »

ARS symptoms, scared to death, please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have really been living a nightmare for the past 3 months, i posted in a couple of websites, but would like the feedback from the knowledgable people here. I am gonna make this short.
The exposures(3 to 4 times) prolonged french kissing, mutual... Read more »

Scared To Death Of Death

Posted by DaveyBoy, 6 Replies
Being HIV positive has its woes for sure. When I first found out I had HIV (early 90s), all I could think was poor me, I cannot deal with this, what can I do, what do I care to do? I got so depressed and confused. Things got worse and I wound up... 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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