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Tattoo Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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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 unsterilized equipment. Health board is now asking everyone who got a tattoo there to come forward for testing of HEP A,B, C and HIV. I got my blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...situations like this. There are too many potentially confounding variables to consider. (For instance, did you get a tasteful triceps tattoo that reads "I Love Dr. Bob" or did you become the "illustrated man" covering every available centimeter... Read more »

Tattoo: Reused needle but inkless

My friend had a tattoo gun, there were about 7 who had used that same needle but all of them were... Read more »

tattoo & HIV/HCV

I had a tattoo 11 months ago. Found out later lady who did it was an IV drug user. 3 weeks after... 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

... After receiving tips from the public, Calgary health officials shut down seven unlicensed tattoo and piercing parlors during recent investigations. Officials said customers of the establishments listed below should seek testing Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

... Customers who received tattoos or body piercings at Moonshin Tattoo, located on Dundas Street West in Mississauga, between March 2005 and February 2009 have Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Tattoo Shop Owner Faces 21 Health Charges

... Eric Anderson, who ran the now-closed Zipp's Tattoo and Museum Shoppe on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, faces 21 charges relating to health code violations and obstruction of justice. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...infected 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... Read more »
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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 Read more »

have anyone heard of the AHI-1 test???

Posted by amorie223, 4 Replies
...so she can ok another test.. Which she did I had another rapid and another AHI1 since I had been with my bf and he is a newly hiv positive. Rapid came back negative and they said the other test will be negative . She said I don't need further... Read more »

Tattoo

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

navy testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...does the navy test annually for HIv Read more »