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Odds Of Infection Tattoo

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tattoo Artists Need Closer Monitoring, Study Says

Tattooing is associated with a higher risk of hepatitis C, Canadian researchers found in a newly published review and meta-analysis of studies from 30 countries. Individuals with multiple tattoos over large swaths of skin were at a higher risk of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oklahoma: State House Panel Passes Tattoo Regulation Measure

Oklahoma, the only state that bans tattooing, would begin to license and regulate tattoo artists and parlors under a measure passed Monday by the state House Health and Human Services Committee. The 15-7 vote sends the Senate-passed legislation to... 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 »
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Tattoo and risk of infection (different than in the archives)

Dr. Bob, I did an internet search and your name came up. I read you provide science-based logic to your practice. Being a fellow scientist, I respect your wisdom. With that said, I have a few questions pertaining to my tat (my first and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Fellow Scientist,Actually your question doesn't require much in the way of science, but rather just common-sense logic! I have to side with your wife on this issue. Your fears are illogical (and irrational). You essentially answered your... Read more »

Odds of Severe Side Effects vs. Odds of Developing OIs

Dear Doctor:With some horror, I have read on this website some of the possible side effects of anti-HIV meds. Particularly troubling is the occurrence of heart attacks and liver complications. I wonder, how does one balance the odds of developing...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This is the key question: given that, in most cases, the treatment for HIV infection will be a life-long affair once it is started...WHEN TO START???Well...this would be when the benefits of treatment (avoiding disease progression or death)... Read more »

odds of infection

Dear RyanI know that this subject must get played out but i have to ask because I think I might be falling into a depresion. You said that the odds of somone being infected from unprotected vaginal intercorse 1 time are low and that they are about...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The risk of getting infected through receiving oral sex is theoretical only, which means that it is practically zero. Even though HIV can be found in saliva, being exposed to the saliva of infected people does not cause infection. The quantities... Read more »

Odds of Infection

Dear Sir, about 14 days ago I foolishly and irresponsibly had unprotected sex with a guy. He attempted to penetrate me but I was too tight, but then I penetrated him with a fair amount of saliva for lubrication. I also tend to precum a lot. What he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While I agree your sex-bud was a "bastard" for not disclosing his status before doing the unsafe dance with no pants, I'm gratified to see that you clearly realize your current predicament was not entirely his fault. Your decision... Read more »
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Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptve anal sex 1-120
Insertive anal sex 1-1666
Receptive Oral sex 1-2500
Insertive oral sex 1-5000
Insertive Vaginal sex 1-1000
Receptive Vaginal sex 1-500
Needle stick 1-350

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Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What are the odds/chances of being infected with HIV from a one-time oral sex encounter? I am a male who received oral sex from another male whose status I did not know. That is my ONLY risk. It was something that I was curious about, but after... Read more »

what are my odds of being infected???

Posted by eric100, 1 Reply
i had anal sex with another male with a condom when he withdrew the condom stayed inside of me he did not ejaculate what is my risk of hiv. infection? i asked of his status and he assured me he was clean but one never knows and now i can't sleep or... Read more »

TATTOO RISKS???

Posted by curls, 2 Replies
I got my first tattoo on March 10 and have been worried about hiv infection ever since. I had the tattoo done at a shop that's been established for 15+ years, but is a little on the scuzzy side. I personally didn't see the artist open new needles ... Read more »