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Seroconverting After Getting A Tattoo

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Girlfriend has Tattoo from 1997. Should I worry about HCV?

Hi All, My girlfriend received a tattoo in 1997. Should I be worried at all of the possibility of HCV infection? I've read that several people believe they got HCV from Tattoos. Was this a common thing in the late 90's? She is very resistant to...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...In my experience, tattooes are a risk if they were applied in a home setting with persons sharing needles, or in a prison setting. In an official tattoo Read more »

hepatitis virus lifespan in bottle of tattoo ink

If a bottle of tattoo ink is contaminated with the hepatitus virus, how long can it survive? Read more »

Tattoo

Is there any problem in doing a tattoo if I'm positive? Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tattoo Artists Need Closer Monitoring, Study Says

...Canadian researchers found in a newly published review and meta-analysis of studies from 30 countries. Individuals with multiple tattoos over large swaths of skin were at a higher risk of contracting hepatitis C, said lead author Dr. Siavash... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Concerns Spark Bills to Regulate Tattoo Parlors and Ban Children From Tanning Booths

... Florida's first-ever licensing requirements for tattoo artists would go into effect under legislation proposed by state lawmakers. The measures, SB 942 by Sen. Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood) Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: HIV, Hepatitis Tests Urged After Unlicensed Tattoo Parlors Closed in Calgary

...nothing about a licensee's artistic training or skill, said Steve Peace, owner of Immaculate Concept Tattoo, an approved parlor. "Tattoos have been trying to come out of the gutter for 100 years and, pretty much, we're finally there. The guys at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia's Olympic Doctors Warn Team Off Getting Tattoos

...could transmit hepatitis B, which is widespread in China. "People need to be aware of the dangers, people go and get the rings tattooed and it's an issue," Dr. Peter Baquie told the Sydney Morning Herald. He also cautioned the 478-member team... Read more »
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Tattoo

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...All gay diseased men should have a HIV tattoo this will help stop spread HIV. Read more »

TATTOO RISKS???

Posted by curls, 2 Replies
...typical of hiv infection? I'm really scared can anyone help with some insight? I know hiv infection isn't recorded b y CDC from tattoos, but does this sound like infection? Read more »

Tattoo's and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I am + but my viral load is below 200. I am wanting to go for my first tattoo (at 32!) but I worry about exposure and disclosure, has anyone out there been refused because of their stat, or is it a don't Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...Read the part about Tattoos. Busted! Georgia Prison Study Shakes Down Some HIV Myths by Laura Whitehorn April 26, 2006A new study tracking HIV through Read more »