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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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is exceedingly low. There is a theoretical possibility that your buddy had some type of significant active bleeding in his mouth at the time he was noshing on your pierced wounded nipple and an adequate amount of fresh... Read more »

Is two months viral load equal to six months elisa? 99.8% negative is not false negative?

Is two months viral load equal to six months elisa? 99.8% negative which is not a false negative?... 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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: West Milton Council Bans Tattoo, Body-Piercing Shops

Last month, officials in West Milton voted 4-2 to prohibit tattoo and body-piercing parlors from operating in the city, citing the potential of unsterile needles to spread hepatitis and HIV. The town of 4,700, located north of Dayton, may be the... 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 of disease, warned Dr.... Read more »
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 in Pierce County. A Board of Directors oversees the work of Foundation staff and volunteers. The mission of... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Are You Positive You're Negative?

[myth] I don't need an HIV test. There's no way I could be infected. [truth] What you don't know can hurt you ... and those you care about. A quarter of people in the U.S. who are HIV positive do not know it, according to the Centers for... 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. I suppose common... 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 a fast one, like before i got in there? does anyone here have knowledge about the design of piercing... Read more »

5 Months Negative

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So how conclusive is 5 months negative? Scary stuff. People are now saying that 3 months is nowhere near conclusive outside New York.

Well, what if you got just the standard HIV-1 antibody test at 5 months? Would you feel pretty good about that?

I'v... Read more »

23 months negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

If someone tests negative after 23 weeks does this mean negative at all?

Thanks.

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