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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Ear Piercing

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Ear piercing gun

I recently got my ear piercing done at the local swap meet. The guy had a new pair of "sterile" ear rings to open. He attached the earrings to a gun and they were quickly attached on. The guy looked legit, he used gloves, alcohol, and...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,The situation you're describing has nothing to do with HIV. Nothing. Everything you're telling me says that the guy who pierced your ears did everything he needed to keep you <i>and</i> himself safe.... 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... Read more »

hiv from piercing

i had my ears pierced today at the mall the website says that they use one step, single use,... Read more »
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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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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 »

exposure to hiv through ear!

Posted by Anonymous
i am a male who is always safe with whoever i am with, regardless if they say the r clean. i was with another guy the other day and did only safe activites. he sucked me , we french kissed. he was also licking my ear at one point. he had his tongue... 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 »