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Piercing And HIV Testing

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hiv from piercing

i had my ears pierced today at the mall the website says that they use one step, single use, sterilized, prepackaged piercing earrings that meet or exceed FDA (Food & Drug Administration) guidelines. that means, no needles! i am worried about...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

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Hi there:There is no risk of transmission in a situation like this and you answered your own question. There are no needles and the earrings used to pierce your ears are single use, sterilized, and pre-packaged. It's not possible for the virus... Read more »

Navel Piercing HIV and HVC

About a month ago i got my navel pierced..the man used a clean needle ...taper and autoclaved the... Read more »

HIV and body piercings

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

Canada: Warning for Clients of Coleman, Alberta, Piercing Shop

Alberta Health Services is advising clients of a now-closed piercing parlor -- the Victor Proctor piercing operation, located inside Tommy Gun Tattoos in the southern Alberta town of Coleman -- to be tested for blood-borne viruses. The unapproved... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: 2,000 Told of Disease Risk From Tattoos, Piercings

The Durham Region Health Department said Thursday it closed an Oshawa tattoo and body piercing shop, Longhorn Custom Bodyart, due to the risks to patrons of viral hepatitis and HIV transmission. Health inspectors discovered the sterilizer was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: HIV, Hepatitis Tests Urged After Unlicensed Tattoo Parlors Closed in Calgary

After receiving tips from the public, Calgary health officials shut down seven unlicensed tattoo and piercing parlors during recent investigations. Officials said customers of the establishments listed below should seek testing for hepatitis C and... Read more »
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pierced

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could a piercer easily place tainted blood into a needle even though i watched him take it out of a sterile bag? how easy would it be to slip a fast one, like before i got in there? does anyone here have knowledge about the design of piercing... 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 »

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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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. I suppose common... Read more »