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Odds Of Infection Ear Piercing

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HIV Positive and wanting to get ears pierced

Hi there - not sure which area I should ask this but maybe you can help....I'm HIV+ and am getting married next April for which I have a stunning dress blah blah blah and I'd love to get my ears pierced.I'm in the UK but I'm assuming it would be the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is no need to disclose your HIV status when getting your ears pierced. Universal precautions have been in place for many years to prevent transmission (in either direction) of blood-borne diseases 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... Read more »

Ear piercing Question

How safe is ear piercing nowdays? I was just asking because I had my daughter's ears pierced in a... Read more »
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My poor baby

Posted by franfrog, 1 Reply
...So my daughter has always had ear infection after ear infection. She had to have the tubes put in twice and the second time they even took her adnoids out. Well, she had Read more »

Holy man check this out

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...during some of these practices. One case of HIV transmission from acupuncture has been documented. Body piercing (other than ear piercing) is relatively new in the United States, and the medical complications for body piercing appear to be... Read more »

earache

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...oh well .. now ear infection is starting? well well.. pharyngitis for 10 weeks and now the infection is in my ear.. and It will move to the heart.. I know Read more »

how at risk am I?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am 15 years old, no sexual relations at all. When I was 13 I was in the British Virgin Islands, and got my ear pierced. I was nieve and just got the gun shot on my ear. He put this gel stuff on the needle and shot it in my ear, but did not... Read more »