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How Likely Is It To Get AIDS From Tattoo

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How likely is it to get Hep A,B,C and HIV from a tattoo?

I recently got a tattoo in a shop that has recently been closed due to unsanitary conditions and unsterilized equipment. Health board is now asking everyone who got a tattoo there to come forward for testing of HEP A,B, C and HIV. I got my blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,How likely is it? Unfortunately there is no way I can specifically quantitate the probability of HIV transmission in situations like this. There are too many potentially confounding variables to consider. (For instance, did you get a tasteful... Read more »

Tattoo anxiety

I got a tattoo in the beginning of December and have been worried about transmission of HIV ever... Read more »

Tattooing

I was diagnosed positive a couple of days ago. I am low risk and after goingover my lifestyle... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One-Third of Illinois Inmates Get Tattoos

In a survey of HIV risk behaviors among state prison inmates, Chicago State University researchers found that 29 percent of male inmates got a tattoo while behind bars. The team collected data from 526 women and 1,293 men. Sexual intercourse was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Prison Tattoo Experiment Aims to Cut Disease Rates

The Bath Institution near Kingston, Ontario, is one of six Canadian prisons participating in the Safer Tattooing Practices Initiative, a pilot program aimed at reducing the spread of blood-borne diseases like hepatitis C among inmates. The $700,000... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Latino Adolescents Receiving Culturally Adapted HIV Prevention Course Less Likely to Have Sex, More Likely to Use Condoms, Study Says

Latino adolescents who are given a culturally specific HIV prevention and sex education course are less likely to have intercourse and more likely to use condoms than Latinos who do not receive the course, according to a study published in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Likely Female-to-Female Sexual Transmission of HIV -- Texas, 2012

In August 2012, the Houston Department of Health contacted CDC regarding the rare transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) likely by sexual contact between two women. The case was investigated, and laboratory testing confirmed that the... Read more »
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Tattoo and me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I'm 16 going on 17 and I want to get a tattoo for my birthday. I am HIV positive. I'm wondering if there can be any complication towards me if I get a tattoo. I am of course aware that I need to go to a safe sterile professional environment... Read more »

Tattoo

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

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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 »

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 »