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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Tattoo

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Not your average 'TATTOO' Q&A

I recently went to a place to have my boyfriend get a tattoo removed. The man who got his before my boyfriend was telling me he has had HIV for 20 years. I'm worried if there is any way to transmit HIV through tattoo removal? I believe it's through...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...worried because the guy who had his "I love you Bruno" tattoo removed just prior was HIV positive? Relax. The HIV-transmission risk would be nonexistent assuming standard precautions were used. There are a variety of techniques available for... Read more »

How likely is it to get Hep A,B,C and HIV from a tattoo?

I recently got a tattoo in a shop that has recently been closed due to unsanitary conditions and... Read more »

Tattoo and risk of infection (different than in the archives)

Dr. Bob, I did an internet search and your name came up. I read you provide science-based logic... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canceled Canadian Prison Tattoo Program Reduced Risk of HIV, Report Says

...tattoo parlor program that was canceled by the government was cost-effective and successful in raising awareness and reducing the risk of bloodborne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C, according to a new report from the Correctional Service of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: 3,000 Warned of HIV Risk at Tattoo Shop

...ministry standards is actually on the establishment owners." De Villa said the advisory is a "precautionary measure" and the risk of infection is low. After the inspection on Feb. 11, the shop was ordered to cease using multiple-use needles and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One-Third of Illinois Inmates Get Tattoos

... In a survey of HIV risk behaviors among state prison inmates, Chicago State University researchers found that 29 percent of male inmates got a tattoo Read more »
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TATTOO RISKS???

Posted by curls, 2 Replies
...I got my first tattoo on March 10 and have been worried about hiv infection ever since. I had the tattoo done at a shop that's been established for 15+ years, but is a little on the scuzzy side. Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...and 21 with female staffershigher than expected numbers on both sides. Myth #4: Prisoners are reckless, putting others at risk. Seventy-five percent of the positive men in the study said that upon release, they would let family and sex... Read more »

Hepatitis risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...unprotected sex with man with homemade tattoos and professional tattoos. What do I do? 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 »