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Piercing And Possible HIV Exposure

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HIV possibility with madonna piercing??!

Hallo, so I'm a virgin college student and want to stay that way. About 3 days ago I got a madonna piercing.(Right upper lip stud). I was partying in a club and this random guy walked up to me and asked if my companion was my boyfriend? (My...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and having it happen in the manner you experienced is highly unlikely. There would have had to be a large volume of blood from him into your piercing. It sounds like this was not the case and so... Read more »

pierced nipple exposure

I recently had an encounter with a woman I do not know the HIV status of. She had pierced nipples... Read more »

Vaginal Piercings

I have Three vaginal piercings. One on my clitoris and the other on my labia. I am noticing that... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: University Warns Students About Possible HIV, Hepatitis Exposure After Exercise

First Nations University of Canada in Regina, Saskatchewan, is currently trying to locate students who participated in the Northern Health Science Access Program's blood-typing exercise between 2002 and 2011, to alert them that they may have been... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Getting Pierced or Tatooed Safely

The photo that runs with this column is almost three years old. I always thought that picture had a gee-whizzy, high school yearbook quality, which makes me look angelic or saintly. I'm neither. I'm actually kinda eclectic and kinky. Now I ask you,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Lawrence Hospital Surgery Patients Warned of Possible Hepatitis, HIV Exposure

Ten surgery patients of Lawrence Hospital Center (LHC) in Bronxville are being notified of the need to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C due to improperly cleaned equipment. The state Department of Health said the hospital reported... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wisconsin Clinic Warns of Possible Disease Exposure

The Madison-based Dean Clinic announced Monday that it is seeking to contact 2,345 patients to advise they get tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C. Between 2006 and two weeks ago, a nurse employed by the clinic was improperly reusing insulin... Read more »
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Possible exposure to HIV/STDS?

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Possible HIV/STD exposure
Hello everyone, I was in a situation recently that has given me some concern about possible HIV/STD exposure.

I am a male, always been with women but decided I wanted to try something with another guy. I met him online, and... Read more »

Possible exposure to asymptomatic HIV + serum

Posted by tsy2, 1 Reply
I work in a lab and unfortunately dropped a vial of serum. The vial fell on the floor and it kind of splashed. The majority splashed onto my scrub pants and didn't soak thru, I panicked and was convinced it splashed my face but I'm certain it didn't... Read more »

Possible exposure to hiv and subsequent testing schedule

Posted by stuffjunk, 1 Reply
Hi,

So on December 5th I had receptive anal sex with a 20 year old guy I met online. We used condoms and lubricant, however very shortly after first achieving intromission he noticed that the condom had torn. We replaced it and continued. We both... Read more »

Possible HIV exposure or not...

Posted by blacks988, 1 Reply
Ok here goes...

I gave head to a man, and he came in my mouth and i swallowed almost immediately... From what i could read is that this poses no threat what so ever concerning HIV doubled with the fact that since HIV appeared in the 80's there have... Read more »