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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Piercing

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body piercing & tattoos

IF I was pierced in the navel with a contaminated HIV needle, what is the likelihood I could have contracted it?The needle was hollow bore, and the place I went to claims to use one time only needles, but I still feel scared....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Body piercing and tattoos can be risky for HIV if the blood of a previous customer were to get directly into your bloodstream within minutes of leaving their body. For body piercing, this could occur if the... Read more »

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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 from tattoos? Read more »

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If you sleep with somebody(unprotected vaginal) who is hiv+ what are the chance of becoming pos? Also what does oral thrush look like?

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