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Risk Of Hiv Through Body Piercings

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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
...infection with HIV and other infections would be low. For information on genital piercings and safer sex, read the posting Genital body piercings and safer sex.If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for Disease... 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 »

HIV Risk

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...settings? Are lesbians or other women who have sex with women at risk for HIV? Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? Can HIV be transmitted by kissing? Can HIV be transmitted by human bite? Can HIV be... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...before 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... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by a licensed professional whose equipment is autoclaved, not just "sterilized" with... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...casual and unsafe sex. Let them know that needle or syringe sharing for intravenous drug use, steroid injection, tattooing, or body piercing can put them at risk for getting HIV. Teach preteens that they have choices in life and that decision... 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 who got the disease Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...after a low risk (body piercing) i went to a DR to get advise on testing for HIV HBV HCV and a CBC. I was surprised he wanted to perform all of these tests Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...CDC knows of no instances of HIV transmission through tattooing or body piercing, although hepatitis B virus has been transmitted during some of these practices. One case of HIV transmission from acupuncture Read more »