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Tattoo Scared To Death

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Tattoo anxiety

I got a tattoo in the beginning of December and have been worried about transmission of HIV ever since. I go the tattoo in NJ which is a regulated state. Is there any chance I could have gotten HIV? I gave blood about three weeks ago and I know they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...us?HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT SOCIALIZED MEDICINE?????? Sep 5, 2009Dr. Bob,How can you of all people support socialized medicine. It scares the hell out of me.PennyResponse from Dr. FrascinoHello,"Socialized medicine" is a propaganda term dreamed-up by... Read more »

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... 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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tattoo Artists Need Closer Monitoring, Study Says

... Tattooing is associated with a higher risk of hepatitis C, Canadian researchers found in a newly published review and meta-analysis 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

... 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: Tattoo Parlors Go Unchecked

...The province has required such inspections since 1997. The Star investigation, which follows a tattoo parlor-related health scare in the Peel health region earlier this year, examined records from 2007 and 2008. In March, the Peel Region unit... Read more »
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TATTOO RISKS???

Posted by curls, 2 Replies
...swollen after 6 weeks!! The cold went away after 5 days but not the lymph nodes. Is this 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... Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 2 Replies
...napkin then wiped my penis with a napkin and i am not sure if it was a clean napkin or the one she removed the condom with.i am scared to death that i contracted hiv from her she is a sex worker.i was married for 25 yrs and havent had intercourse... Read more »

Feeling alone

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...searched myself for symptoms. I have even practically convinced myself that I have it. I know this is ridiculous, but I'm REALLY scared. I don't have anyone to talk to (I don't know many people here and I don't have a relationship with my... Read more »

Scared To Death Of Death

Posted by DaveyBoy, 6 Replies
...meet others who have to deal with this, I am learning slowly how to cope with all this... This posting is not about someones death, just the worry of my own death.... Read more »