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Is It Possible To Get AIDS From Piercing

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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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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 »

possibly a dumb question!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if i have my toungue pierced----is my chance of getting hiv by giving oral sex higher?

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newly infected could possibly have aids

Posted by johnjsteinbeck, 1 Reply
i was recently infected but belive i am an extremely fast progressor. after sero my immune system was basically nil. and it has slowly gotten better.

However i now have early symptomatic signs of hiv. I have recurrent bouts of angular cheiltis,... Read more »

DUDA PIERCING

Posted by COMO, 2 Replies
hola!!! bueno compis, tengo una duda. hace como 1 ao me puse 1 piercing en el lbulo de la oreja. me lo puse en 1 joyeria (no era una tienda de piercings como tal), y me lo pusieron con una pistola perforadora. estas pistolas funcionan poniendoles 1... Read more »
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Belly Piercings while positive.

Hello Dr.I am HIV positive and I would like to get my belly button pierced. I have had it done before (when I wasnt positive) but it got infected. Maybe because I wasnt keeping it as clean as I should have and plus I can get pretty hairy and hair...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If you keep the site clean this should be no problem, especially if your CD4 cell count is decent. Antibiotic ointment applied to the site a few times a day can help.DW... Read more »

HIV possibility with madonna piercing??!

Hallo, so I'm a virgin college student and want to stay that way. About 3 days ago I got a madonna piercing.(Right upper lip stud). I was partying in a club and this random guy walked up to me and asked if my companion was my boyfriend? (My...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and having it happen in the manner you experienced is highly unlikely. There would have had to be a large volume of blood from him into your piercing. It sounds like this was not the case and so... Read more »

Ear piercing

Can you get HIV or hepatitis from a piercing gun? I just pierced my baby's ears at the mall and then I read a lot of info on the net about how dangerous it is. they used a prepackaged sterile cassette, and they said the gun(which is not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If indeed they used a "prepacked sterile cassette," the HIV-transmission risk is nonexistent. I see no cause for concern and certainly no need to subject your daughter to infectious diseases testing! After all, the poor little thing... Read more »

body piercing & tattoos

IF I was pierced in the navel with a contaminated HIV needle, what is the likelihood I could have contracted it?The needle was hollow bore, and the place I went to claims to use one time only needles, but I still feel scared....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Body piercing and tattoos can be risky for HIV if the blood of a previous customer were to get directly into your bloodstream within minutes of leaving their body. For body piercing, this could occur if the... Read more »
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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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Australia: Warning Over the Dangers of Body Piercing

Over the warmer months in Australia, doctors anticipate the usual seasonal spike in piercing-related infections, and now they are offering advice on how to avoid them. Less-than-sterile conditions can lead to the spread of disease, warned Dr.... Read more »
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