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Piercing Afraid I Have HIV

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Can I get disease from a navel piercing that was not done professionally?

one month ago i let my friend pierced my belly button. she clean all the tools before piercing me. i know it was stupid of me but i am a teenager and i make mistake. i wanna know if i should be worry about any disease. my piercing is not infected. i...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...My main concern is whether you saw a clean needle was taken out of a package for the piercing. If not, you should go to your primary care doctor and tell him/her about this incident. 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 »

HIV and body piercings

I scrolled through the previous questions and have not found one similar and am really hoping you'd... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Treasure Coast Council Raises AIDS Awareness

...Health and partner organizations sponsored a small health fair at the Fort Pierce Boys & Girls Club to mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. An hour into the event, volunteers armed with education pamphlets and condoms fanned out into the... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by a licensed professional whose equipment is autoclaved, not just "sterilized" with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...Are lesbians or other women who have sex with women at risk for HIV? Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? Can HIV be transmitted by kissing? Can HIV be transmitted by human bite? Can HIV be transmitted by... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Scared Straight: High HIV Rates Among Black NYC Women Frighten a Health Reporter

...youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur among Black and Latina women. As in a mere six-plus percentage points away from... Read more »
Connect With Others

Anyone think this is ARS? 4 weeks to wait. help

Posted by closetotheedge, 1 Reply
...where she is a server. She was not a prostitute or call girl worker but I know she is a bit promiscuous. She had her clitoris pierced.... (i imagine that means she wants people to see it) 3 1/2 weeks later I started to get a really, really sore... Read more »

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 »

Scared and Alone - Please help!

Posted by worried815
...It is hard to forgive myself for this, and I am deeply ashamed. Even understanding rationally the role guilt plays in my fear of HIV, it is just so hard to believe that I do not have HIV. In the past few days, I have started to notice... Read more »

Scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have posted this already, but cannot find my previous post, so here goes. I am 15 years old, and when I was 12, I got my ear pierced in the British Virgin Islands, it was me and 2 friends. We were very very stupid. I know these kids were not... Read more »