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Piercing Risk Of Getting HIV

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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
...for your question. If you have a body piercing (genital, tongue, nipple, etc.), during the time that healing takes place, the risk of infection for HIV, certain other STDs, and various bacterial infections, is increased until the piercings have... Read more »

Angry, bloody nipple piercing risk

Hi. I've checked out other posts about piercings, but none of them seem to be from the perspective... Read more »

Piercing risk?

I just recently got my nose pierced. The place is really clean and reputable, but when the guy... Read more »
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Australia: Warning Over the Dangers of Body Piercing

...is also not always a safe procedure," Hambleton said. "There are significant risks of diseases such as hepatitis B and C and HIV/AIDS being transmitted in unsafe piercing studios, or when piercing is done by unqualified friends or relatives in... Read more »
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Body piercing!?!?

Posted by dotman32, 5 Replies
...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 sense would say don't do it. But I'd like to. ... 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 Read more »

how at risk am I?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am 15 years old, no sexual relations at all. When I was 13 I was in the British Virgin Islands, and got my ear pierced. I was nieve and just got the gun shot on my ear. He put this gel stuff on the needle and shot it in my ear, but did not... Read more »

pierced

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...inside of the needle stay in the needle from force? i can remember the dentist who infected his patients years ago...help i got pierced a week ago in the navel. have since taken it out. i have no real reason to believe the piercer would do... Read more »