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Too Scared To Get Tested After Getting Tattoo

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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
...Hello,Regarding your tattoo anxiety, see below.What concerns me is your statement: "I gave blood about three weeks ago and I know they test to see if you 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 »

HIV positive or not?! Scared Mom of 4 kids. Help me.

Dear Dr. Robert, About three weeks ago I had a standard set of blood tests ran and... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Manitoba Liver Expert Says Too Few Doctors Testing for Hepatitis C

...biggest problem we still have is stigma. A lot of people who have hepatitis C don't want to tell people because there's a real fear of being shunned," he said. Treatment can often cure the infection and prevent further complications. However,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...non-health care settings? Are lesbians or other women who have sex with women at risk for HIV? Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? Can HIV be transmitted by kissing? Can HIV be transmitted by human bite? ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by a licensed professional whose equipment is autoclaved, not just... Read more »
Connect With Others

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

Posted by amorie223, 4 Replies
...newly hiv positive. Rapid came back negative and they said the other test will be negative . She said I don't need further testing. Are you serious?? I don't believe that. Do you think I do still need to test at 3 and 6 months?? I also request... Read more »

should i be worried?

Posted by terrifiedmwm, 3 Replies
...Should I get PEP? Where can I get PEP? My 72 hour window will be up at 6am on Jan 20. I need to act fast if I need PEP. Out of fear, I did go to the local emergency room and they informed me they don't provide PEP or testing. I do plan on... Read more »

HIV scare puts Mo. school in uncertain territory

Posted by franfrog, 4 Replies
...Department spokesman Craig LeFebvre has said the possibilities include sexual activity, intravenous drug use, piercings and tattoos. Hochstedler said the district doesn't know the person's identity, or even whether he or she is a student. "We... 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 »