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Is Piercing Safe

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Ask the Experts

Hep C and transmission through lip piercing

Does having a healed lip piercing increase the risk of sexual transmission to a partner if the person with the piercing is the one with HEP C?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No risk because the piercing heals and there is no further bleeding. Read more »

body piercings

what are the pros and cons about getting your tongue pierced? Read more »

Vaginal Piercings

I have Three vaginal piercings. One on my clitoris and the other on my labia. I am noticing that... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Survival Project

Getting Pierced or Tatooed Safely

...neither. I'm actually kinda eclectic and kinky. Now I ask you, based on that photo, do I look like someone with a tattoo and pierced nipples? Of course not. I look like a middle-aged elf who's too nice to hang up on telephone solicitors. Regular... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Panel Advises Tattooed and Pierced Not Give Blood

...A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel voted on Thursday to continue a policy that requires people who have been pierced or tattooed to put off donating blood for a year after the procedure, but said those who have received acupuncture can... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Community Resource Update: Spotlight on Pierce County AIDS Foundation, Tacoma, Wa.

...The Pierce County AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1987 to respond to the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS Read more »
Connect With Others

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. 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 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. 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 Read more »