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Getting A Tattoo Negative At 16 Weeks

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Tattooed Guy - Neg at 25 weeks

Hi dr,Its me again, 25 week elisa thankfully negative, I am waiting on my blood and hep tests to come back. Just one question though, although Im feeling mostly well, I have developed numbness in one of my feet. It is a cold, frostbitten type of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Given the negative HIV tests after 6 months, I agree it's not HIV. If you had a nerve conduction study, it sounds like you have seen a neurologist. Read more »

Tattoo anxiety

I got a tattoo in the beginning of December and have been worried about transmission of HIV ever... 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 »
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Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...as slight redness. They can include itching, swelling, pain, hardened skin, or hard lumps. Each reaction might last up to a week. With two injections each day, people using enfuvirtide might have reactions at several spots on their body at the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: HIV, Hepatitis Tests Urged After Unlicensed Tattoo Parlors Closed in Calgary

... After receiving tips from the public, Calgary health officials shut down seven unlicensed tattoo and piercing parlors during recent investigations. Officials said customers of the establishments listed below should seek testing Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Appeals Court Ends Tattoo Parlor Ban in Calif. City

... On Thursday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a southern California city's ban on tattoo parlors. Tattooing is a form of artistic expression and is thus entitled to free speech protection under the U.S. Constitution, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tattoo Artists Need Closer Monitoring, Study Says

... Tattooing is associated with a higher risk of hepatitis C, Canadian researchers found in a newly published review and meta-analysis Read more »
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Body piercing!?!?

Posted by dotman32, 5 Replies
Maybe a stupid question. Wondering if people have thoughts about how wise it is to get a new piercing. I have 2 already .. interested in a 3rd .. but concerned about the risk of infection & activating the immune system. I suppose common... Read more »

Tattoo

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...All gay diseased men should have a HIV tattoo this will help stop spread HIV. Read more »

TATTOO RISKS???

Posted by curls, 2 Replies
...there and she said she watched him open brand new needles. The tools (as I was told) were autoclaved. My problem is that 2 weeks after getting the tattoo, I got what seemed to be a cold and outbreak of eczema (a dry skin rash on my arms that I... Read more »

Tattoo's and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I am + but my viral load is below 200. I am wanting to go for my first tattoo (at 32!) but I worry about exposure and disclosure, has anyone out there been refused because of their stat, or is it a don't Read more »