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Piercing Negative Elisa At 16 Weeks

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...they can greatly reduce the risk of transmission by: Avoiding contact with sexual fluids by always 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 needles Tell children that HIV is not transmitted by casual contact such as: Being a friend to...
Ask the Experts

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
...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 HIV-tainted blood came into contact with your wound, but... Read more »

Vaginal Piercings

I have Three vaginal piercings. One on my clitoris and the other on my labia. I am noticing that the clitoral piercing is starting to bubble with a slimy clear puss-like substance. I cant take it out because of sexual preferences, but I wanted to...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...want to leave the jewelry in the piercing until you see a doctor, especially if it is a new piercing (which takes about 4-8 weeks to heal in female genitalia).Take it easy on the piercing until you see a doctor and be conscious of sexual exposure... Read more »

Genital body piercings and safer sex

What if someone has a genital body piercing - what protection would be affective in having vaginal, anal, or oral sex?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...case of Prince Albert, Ampallang and Apadravya piercings, erection or orgasm may cause the piercing to bleed during the first week. Strenuous sexual activity during the healing period may prolong healing and cause uncomfortable scarring.Penis... Read more »

Body piercings and the risk for HIV

Is there an increased risk of HIV transmission during the period of time it takes for body piercingss (particularly genital and tongue piercings) to heal? Since a piercing is, in effect, an open wound I'm assuming that there is an increased risk,...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Depending upon the location of the piercing, each type of piercing takes a different amount of time to completely heal, ranging from weeks to months. For an estimated healing time for each type of body piercing, visit the Bodyart/Piercing FAQ... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... 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 »
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

HIV Transmission

...concentrations of laboratory-grown virus. Although these unnatural concentrations of HIV can be kept alive for days or even weeks under precisely controlled and limited laboratory conditions, CDC studies have shown that drying of even these high... 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 »

DUDA PIERCING

Posted by COMO, 2 Replies
...hola!!! bueno compis, tengo una duda. hace como 1 ao me puse 1 piercing en el lbulo de la oreja. me lo puse en 1 joyeria (no era una tienda de piercings como tal), y me lo pusieron con una pistola 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 »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...the new disease called "acquired immunodeficiency syndrome" (AIDS), but a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test was negative. He was treated for possible Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and his symptoms resolved in the ensuing two... Read more »