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Piercing Worried I Have AIDS

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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 »

HIV Positive and wanting to get ears pierced

Hi there - not sure which area I should ask this but maybe you can help....I'm HIV+ and am getting... Read more »

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I'm extremely worried!

Posted by 1234lan, 1 Reply
...Hi! I have no idea if my risk is high or low so can some one help me? I was at a rave about two months ago and I had my tongue pierced for about 6 weeks at the time. At one point I was playing with my tongue ring and it fell out and broke. I was... 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 »

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 »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
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