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How Likely Is It To Get HIV From Piercing

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AIDS Survival Project

Getting Pierced or Tatooed Safely

The photo that runs with this column is almost three years old. I always thought that picture had a gee-whizzy, high school yearbook quality, which makes me look angelic or saintly. I'm neither. I'm actually kinda eclectic and kinky. Now I ask you,... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients Appear More Likely Than HIV-Monoinfected Patients to Develop Insulin Resistance After Initiating HAART

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: 3,000 Warned of HIV Risk at Tattoo Shop

Customers who received tattoos or body piercings at Moonshin Tattoo, located on Dundas Street West in Mississauga, between March 2005 and February 2009 have been advised to seek testing for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Peel Public Health... Read more »
Ask the Experts

intentional tampering w/piercing

i got a navel ring a week ago. the guy took the clamp and needles out of packages in front of me. i have since become concerned that he still could have tampered with the needle and rerapped it. assuming a person did intentionally put infected...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The only thing I can tell you about your risk is that HIV is not known to be transmitted through piercing. It is an unlikely route of HIV transmission, even if someone was intentionally trying to do it. You did nothing wrong by getting your navel... Read more »

Vaginal Piercings

I have Three vaginal piercings. One on my clitoris and the other on my labia. I am noticing that the clitoral piercing is starting to bubble with a slimy clear puss-like substance. I cant take it out because of sexual preferences, but I wanted to...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's possible that you have an infection in the area of your piercing, so it would be advisable to see a medical professional about your situation. You may want to leave the jewelry in the piercing until you see a doctor, especially if it is a... Read more »

Ear piercing by piercing gun

We just pierced my daughter ears with the piercing gun in the mall and I start doing my research on the internet how take care of a new piercing and all the horror story starting to pop out about piercing gun spreading diseases like HIV, Hepatitis...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
It, of course, depends on the hygiene of the person and place where you had the piercing done. Chances are extremely small. You may want to ask a doctor on this site, since I am the benefits specialist. Good luck, Jacques... Read more »

hiv from piercing

i had my ears pierced today at the mall the website says that they use one step, single use, sterilized, prepackaged piercing earrings that meet or exceed FDA (Food & Drug Administration) guidelines. that means, no needles! i am worried about...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:There is no risk of transmission in a situation like this and you answered your own question. There are no needles and the earrings used to pierce your ears are single use, sterilized, and pre-packaged. It's not possible for the virus... 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 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 »

piercing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
is it possible to get aids from a piercing gun? they push the earing through your ear, not a needle.

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piercing please reply

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
my friend peirced her on ear herself she didnt tell me what instrument with, im doubting it was an IV drug syringe.

she said she cleaned it with boiling water and a match even and she said it hadnt been used before her and she didnt share them. if... Read more »