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Piercing Negative At 3 Months

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Angry, bloody nipple piercing risk

Hi. I've checked out other posts about piercings, but none of them seem to be from the perspective of the one with the piercings.I've had my nipples pierced for a year, but a few weeks ago I noticed one of them was looking irritated. I didn't think...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is quite remote. I see no need for a nervous breakdown or even excessive worry. Get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The odds are all in your favor that you did not contract the virus from this sexperience. I'd also recommend... Read more »

Confusing data/ $75 question

I will donate $75 proudly to your great foundation! I just need words of advice. On the internet... Read more »

racist doctor infected me with HIV

Hi Dr! Hope this finds you in the pink of health!I live in Birmingham in the UK. I went to the... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus if you are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body... 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 Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...practicing safer sex (using condoms or other barrier methods) Abstaining from sex unless you and your partner are both HIV-negative and in a long-term, monogamous relationship Not using injection drugs, or if you do, always using new or clean... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...they enter prison. HIV risk behaviors often continue inside the institution. These include injecting drug use, tattooing, body piercing, and consensual and nonconsensual sexual activities. The lack of sterile drug paraphernalia leads to needle... Read more »
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I'm extremely worried!

Posted by 1234lan, 1 Reply
...next day because I don't know who this girl is or if she has hiv. About two weeks later I went and got tested and it came out negative but the doctor said most times it doesn't show up for 3 months so I need to get tested again. I am totally... Read more »

What are my chances

Posted by Franek, 1 Reply
...15 yrs or more. She confided after that she is a sex worker. Incall and outcall. I'm thinking high risk. She maintins she's negative. Full STD/STI check 31 Dec (day 28) (HIV1&2 by ELISA, unknown generation) Positive for Chlamydia (now... Read more »

Trust my negative results?

Posted by Franek, 3 Replies
...I have gone into panic mode again over my exposure, symptoms and the real possibility that all my tests have returned false negative results. I have had the following 4th gen. Ab/Ag tests: 27, 59, 63, 92, 101 days after the exposure. The 64 day... 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 »