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Hepatitis From Tattooing

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hepatitis virus lifespan in bottle of tattoo ink

If a bottle of tattoo ink is contaminated with the hepatitus virus, how long can it survive?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Difficult to say since there are no data.If you are concerned about a potential exposure, I would get tested. Read more »

Tattoing and hepatitis

Hello Barbara, i have made a tatto before 2 years ago, and since then i feel strange. I have pain... Read more »

hep c and tattoos

I have two tattoos that I got at a reputable shop. I have been reading a lot about hepatitis c and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...piercing parlors during recent investigations. Officials said customers of the establishments listed below should seek testing for hepatitis C and HIV, as they could have been exposed to instruments that may not have been sterilized. They said... 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 of studies from 30 countries. Individuals with Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Olympians Warned Not to Celebrate Beijing With Tattoos

... Hepatitis Australia is warning that the tradition for some athletes to celebrate their participation in the Olympic Games in Beijing by Read more »
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Hepatitis risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
unprotected sex with man with homemade tattoos and professional tattoos. What do I do? Read more »

Tattoo and body piercing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello my friends. I have a question. Can you get hiv from body piercing or tattoo? I had unprotected sex with someone who had tattoos on his hands. What is the % of infected people who got the disease from tattoos? Read more »

navy testing

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does the navy test annually for HIv Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...their only risky behavior. More interviews and some genetic testing will say for sure. In the past, however, only the hardier hepatitis B and C viruses were known to be transmitted through tattooing with shared needles and dirty equipment. What... Read more »