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Piercing And HIV

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Navel Piercing HIV and HVC

About a month ago i got my navel pierced..the man used a clean needle ...taper and autoclaved the clamp...he also used this other tool..that i didn't seen come out of a bag to help with the barbell process...what are the chances of contracting HIV...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The risk for hepatitis C is mainly through exposure to blood as in injection drug use. The concern related to body piercing is only if it is done in a non-sterile manner. If you are still concerned, you can get tested for hepatitis C antibody... Read more »

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... 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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Seattle Treatment Education Project

Community Resource Update: Spotlight on Pierce County AIDS Foundation, Tacoma, Wa.

...The Pierce County AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1987 to respond to the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Warning Over the Dangers of Body Piercing

... Over the warmer months in Australia, doctors anticipate the usual seasonal spike in piercing-related infections, and now they are offering advice on how to avoid them. Less-than-sterile conditions can lead to the spread Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Getting Pierced or Tatooed Safely

...neither. I'm actually kinda eclectic and kinky. Now I ask you, based on that photo, do I look like someone with a tattoo and pierced nipples? Of course not. I look like a middle-aged elf who's too nice to hang up on telephone solicitors. Regular... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...transmission of HIV and other blood-borne infections in their settings. If you are considering getting a tattoo or having your body pierced, ask staff at the establishment what procedures they use to prevent the spread of HIV and other... Read more »
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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. 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 Read more »

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 Read more »

piercing please reply

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
my friend peirced her on ear herself she didnt tell me what instrument with, im doubting it was an IV drug syringe. she said she cleaned it with boiling water and a match even and she said it hadnt been used before her and she didnt share them. if... Read more »