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Piercing Scared I Have AIDS

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Ask the Experts

Can I get disease from a navel piercing that was not done professionally?

one month ago i let my friend pierced my belly button. she clean all the tools before piercing me. i know it was stupid of me but i am a teenager and i make mistake. i wanna know if i should be worry about any disease. my piercing is not infected. i...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...My main concern is whether you saw a clean needle was taken out of a package for the piercing. If not, you should go to your primary care doctor and tell him/her about this incident. Read more »

Ear piercing

Can you get HIV or hepatitis from a piercing gun? I just pierced my baby's ears at the mall and... Read more »

HIV and body piercings

I scrolled through the previous questions and have not found one similar and am really hoping you'd... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Treasure Coast Council Raises AIDS Awareness

...Health and partner organizations sponsored a small health fair at the Fort Pierce Boys & Girls Club to mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. An hour into the event, volunteers armed with education pamphlets and condoms fanned out into the... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Getting Pierced or Tatooed Safely

...tattooing or piercing because you are infected with HIV or hepatitis, try to understand that he/she is operating from a position of fear and ignorance. You can protest, or you can find a more enlightened body artist. Read more »
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HIV scare puts Mo. school in uncertain territory

Posted by franfrog, 4 Replies
...week after an infected person told health officials as many as 50 teenagers might have been exposed to the virus that causes AIDS. Officials refused to give details on who the person was or how the students at Normandy High School might have... 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 »

Scared and Alone - Please help!

Posted by worried815
...It is hard to forgive myself for this, and I am deeply ashamed. Even understanding rationally the role guilt plays in my fear of HIV, it is just so hard to believe that I do not have HIV. In the past few days, I have started to notice... Read more »

Scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have posted this already, but cannot find my previous post, so here goes. I am 15 years old, and when I was 12, I got my ear pierced in the British Virgin Islands, it was me and 2 friends. We were very very stupid. I know these kids were not... Read more »