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Piercing And HIV Testing

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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 »

Angry, bloody nipple piercing risk

Hi. I've checked out other posts about piercings, but none of them seem to be from the perspective... 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 »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...care. Others have some access to HIV specialists. Fortunately, prisoners have been helped by overall advances in HIV treatment. AIDS-related deaths in state prisons decreased 82% from 1995 to 2004. Basic principles of HIV therapy are the same... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...found to be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A... Read more »
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 »
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 Read more »
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I'm extremely worried!

Posted by 1234lan, 1 Reply
...Hi! I have no idea if my risk is high or low so can some one help me? I was at a rave about two months ago and I had my tongue pierced for about 6 weeks at the time. At one point I was playing with my tongue ring and it fell out and broke. I was... Read more »

pierced

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...inside of the needle stay in the needle from force? i can remember the dentist who infected his patients years ago...help i got pierced a week ago in the navel. have since taken it out. i have no real reason to believe the piercer would do... Read more »

open the window

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...after a low risk (body piercing) i went to a DR to get advise on testing for HIV HBV HCV and a CBC. I was surprised he wanted to perform all of these tests Read more »

NERVOUS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anxiety disorder either....Basically the only thing I can think of that may have put me at risk, is when I was 17 I got my nose pierced with a gun....which is stupid! I am 22 now I just hope everything turns out ok. What do I do if it test... Read more »