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Sore Testicles After Getting A Tattoo Worried I Have HIV

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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 »

Help please very much worried

Hello Dr. Bob, First let me congratulate you for your great work. you have been always great... 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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...tattoo and piercing parlors during recent investigations. Officials said customers of the establishments listed below should seek testing for hepatitis C and HIV, as they could have been exposed to instruments that may not have been sterilized.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...whole blood or the "factor" used by hemophiliacs. Many people were infected this way. The blood supply is now much more strictly tested and controlled. The odds of being infected from receiving blood or blood factor in the US are very low. You... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...Moonshin Tattoo, located on Dundas Street West in Mississauga, between March 2005 and February 2009 have been advised to seek testing for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Peel Public Health issued the call after learning the shop had failed to... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...incapacitating. Some are merely annoying; others actually amusing. For instance: Arya is locked in a vicious cycle of continual HIV testing because she fears getting infected every time she gets an HIV test. fear for over one year May... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...really having problem getting on with life right now,i am becoming paranoid,i want to take a test to check for hepatithis and HIV but the windows of 3 months is too long,and my paranoia is making it hard to get on with my everyday life,i dont... Read more »

should i be worried?

Posted by terrifiedmwm, 3 Replies
...sooner). By the time I realized what had happened I ejaculated in him. I pulled out, and left, terrified. A few months ago I tested neg for HIV and Hep C. I had no sores or open wounds on my penis. I believe he lubricated my penis with his... Read more »

HIV WORRY NO HELP

Posted by NoLife, 2 Replies
...later i had the ARS symptoms ( muscle stiffness shivers etc) and that persisted maybe a week and then i was fine, hence i didntworry about it anymore. I had my first UTi in 2000. Anyway, it was not till August 2005, that i had my first HIV and... 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 »