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Getting A Tattoo Negative At 3 Months

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what about getting a tattoo?

hello doctori couldn't seem to find information if it's ok to get a tattoo and be positive? i'm assuming if surgery is ok that possibly a tattoo would be no big deal. i happen to be on my first regimen of Atripla for 6 months now with...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I don't see why a new tattoo would be a problem, provided it was tasteful. Of course, sharing your HIV+ status with the artist would be nice.DW... Read more »

Scared after tattooing HIV positive client

I was doing a tattoo on a client who has told me he is HIV positive and I have tattooed him a... Read more »

Tattoo anxiety

I got a tattoo in the beginning of December and have been worried about transmission of HIV ever... Read more »
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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 for hepatitis C and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia's Olympic Doctors Warn Team Off Getting Tattoos

On Tuesday, the Australian Olympic team's doctors advised athletes attending next year's games in Beijing to forego getting traditional celebratory tattoos until they are back at home. The doctors are concerned the tattoos could transmit hepatitis... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Professor Poz

Photo: John Phillips . One of the first things you notice about Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco, 47, is the multicoloured fish tattoo on his neck. In his early twenties, getting inked was his way of side-stepping a boring, conventional life. "The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: West Milton Council Bans Tattoo, Body-Piercing Shops

Last month, officials in West Milton voted 4-2 to prohibit tattoo and body-piercing parlors from operating in the city, citing the potential of unsterile needles to spread hepatitis and HIV. The town of 4,700, located north of Dayton, may be the... Read more »
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TATTOO RISKS???

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 15+ years, but is a little on the scuzzy side. I personally didn't see the artist open new needles ... Read more »

5 Months Negative

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So how conclusive is 5 months negative? Scary stuff. People are now saying that 3 months is nowhere near conclusive outside New York.

Well, what if you got just the standard HIV-1 antibody test at 5 months? Would you feel pretty good about that?

I'v... Read more »

Possibility of Negative at 3 months turning positive later ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
What is the chance of negative hiv test (4th gen cmia) at 3 months into positive later ? High risk heterosexual exposure experiencing ARS like symptom presently .... Sore throat, fatigue, rash, swollen lymph on the neck. I am so confused as many... Read more »

Negative at six months but positive later.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Does anyone know of any cases where someone tested negative at six months and positive later. Is this possible? I recently tested negative at six months but I'm still worried that I'm slow to seroconvert and that I'll find out I'm poz later. Read more »