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Getting A Tattoo Negative At 3 Months

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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
...been a reported HIV infection caused from tattoing in a licenced tattoo parlor, but should my results come back positive (or negative for that matter), would HIV testing be warranted (my logic being that if positive, obviously there was blood... 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 »

Reused markers for Tattooing

Hello. I had a tattoo question.I got a tattoo years ago. The shop is clean(autoclaves, sealed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...There's about 100 I'd say, easy." Approved parlors must pass an initial health check and receive inspections every six to 12 months, said Mark Fehr, Calgary's zone manager for environmental public health. Health officials say investigations are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...Take It? Enfuvirtide was approved in 2003 as an antiviral drug against HIV. It was studied in adults and in children over 6 months of age. There are no absolute rules about when to start antiviral drugs. You and your doctor should consider your... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus if you are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body... 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 »
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have anyone heard of the AHI-1 test???

Posted by amorie223, 4 Replies
...because she said I tested on july 20 which they did a rapid and she said they also had send an AHI1 to the lab and that both were negative .. I told her that I was told that I need to test again at 3 and 6 months she said no because I had an AHI1... Read more »


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


Posted by curls, 2 Replies
...I got my first tattoo on March 10 and have been worried about hiv infection ever since. I had the tattoo done at a shop that's been established for Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...Read the part about Tattoos. Busted! Georgia Prison Study Shakes Down Some HIV Myths by Laura Whitehorn April 26, 2006A new study tracking HIV Read more »