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Tattoo Risks

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Tattoo and risk of infection (different than in the archives)

Dr. Bob, I did an internet search and your name came up. I read you provide science-based logic to your practice. Being a fellow scientist, I respect your wisdom. With that said, I have a few questions pertaining to my tat (my first and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the facts (science)?"They used new needles and tubes."The health department report was "clean as a whistle.""The CDC has taken tattooing in commercially licensed facilities off of the risk list.""I know there has not been a reported HIV infection... Read more »

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... Read more »

Tattoo anxiety

I got a tattoo in the beginning of December and have been worried about transmission of HIV ever... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canceled Canadian Prison Tattoo Program Reduced Risk of HIV, Report Says

... A Canadian prison tattoo parlor program that was canceled by the government was cost-effective and successful in raising awareness and reducing the risk 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 Read more »
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 »
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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 »

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 »

Tattoo

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

Tattoo and body piercing

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 »