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Tattooed Guy - Neg at 25 weeks

Hi dr,Its me again, 25 week elisa thankfully negative, I am waiting on my blood and hep tests to come back. Just one question though, although Im feeling mostly well, I have developed numbness in one of my feet. It is a cold, frostbitten type of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Given the negative HIV tests after 6 months, I agree it's not HIV. If you had a nerve conduction study, it sounds like you have seen a neurologist. If not, you should see one.MH... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oklahoma: State House Panel Passes Tattoo Regulation Measure

Oklahoma, the only state that bans tattooing, would begin to license and regulate tattoo artists and parlors under a measure passed Monday by the state House Health and Human Services Committee. The 15-7 vote sends the Senate-passed legislation to... 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 been advised to seek testing for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Peel Public Health... 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) and HB 729 by Rep. Mary Brandenburg (D-West Palm Beach),... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: 2,000 Told of Disease Risk From Tattoos, Piercings

The Durham Region Health Department said Thursday it closed an Oshawa tattoo and body piercing shop, Longhorn Custom Bodyart, due to the risks to patrons of viral hepatitis and HIV transmission. Health inspectors discovered the sterilizer was... Read more »
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Tattoo and me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I'm 16 going on 17 and I want to get a tattoo for my birthday. I am HIV positive. I'm wondering if there can be any complication towards me if I get a tattoo. I am of course aware that I need to go to a safe sterile professional environment... 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 the Georgia prison system is busting some myths about life behind bars and raising questions about... Read more »

Tattoo

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

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TATTOO RISKS???

Posted by curls, 2 Replies
I got my first tattoo on March 10 and have been worried about hiv infection ever since. I had the tattoo done at a shop that's been established for 15+ years, but is a little on the scuzzy side. I personally didn't see the artist open new needles ... Read more »