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Tattoo Worried I Have HIV

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Not your average 'TATTOO' Q&A

I recently went to a place to have my boyfriend get a tattoo removed. The man who got his before my boyfriend was telling me he has had HIV for 20 years. I'm worried if there is any way to transmit HIV through tattoo removal? I believe it's through...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the tattoo-removal process. They should be able to reassure you as well.Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Dr. Bob 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 »

Help please very much worried

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

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

...nothing about a licensee's artistic training or skill, said Steve Peace, owner of Immaculate Concept Tattoo, an approved parlor. "Tattoos have been trying to come out of the gutter for 100 years and, pretty much, we're finally there. The guys at... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...people take powerful and effective combinations of medicines to fight the virus, however there is no cure for HIV What Is AIDS? AIDS stands for "Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome" AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection Many... 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 »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...positive, or in other unexpected ways. To be safe, always avoid direct contact with blood and sexual fluids in any context. Don't worry too much about rare cases. For instance, there is one documented case of transmission from deep or "French"... 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 »

Tattoo's and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I am + but my viral load is below 200. I am wanting to go for my first tattoo (at 32!) but I worry about exposure and disclosure, has anyone out there been refused because of their stat, or is it a don't ask don't tell policy Read more »

should i be worried?

Posted by terrifiedmwm, 3 Replies
...encounter of unprotected anal sex with what can be an assumed (but not confirmed) HIV+ male, what is the true chances I need to worry? Aren't the chances of me getting it 6 in 10,000 or something like that? Should I get PEP? Where can I get... 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 »