Last week, I went to a legitimate tattoo parlor (with credentials and licenses on the walls for each artist). While I was there, I received two tattoos at the same time. When I first walked in, nothing was set us, then while he was talking to me (the artist) he pulled out some packets of sealed equipment. I saw him prepare the ink and pull out the tattoo guns. Then he gave me papers to sign (consenting of my age and knowledge of tattoo facts, etc.) By the time I finished signing, he was ready to begin. I do not remember seeing him put the needle in the gun, but then again, he could've done it while I was signing or he could have done it before hand since I had made an appointment with him. So my question is, let's say that there's a chance that (God forbid) he used something that could have been contaminated. What's the chance of me getting HIV or hepatitis from this?View Thread
Can a high/un-compromised immune system help someone combat HIV? Like if someone (with a high immune system) has sex with someone who has HIV is it possible for the person's immune system to fight and kill the virus and prevent infection.View Thread
Still no, if this was the case, many of the people who've performed orally on partners with HIV and other STDs should be infected as well (which is not so) and if you want to spray your stuff with some Lysol then go ahead if it eases your mind. But you've had no exposure, even if it was a hair.View Thread
Yes, herpes can still be transmitted whether you are having an outbreak, how else do you think so many people have it. Some people don't even have break outs. All herpes need is a moist environment to thrive (i.e. The mouth, genitals, eyes) also even when condoms are used, there's still a chance of exposure mainly because the condom doesn't cover the entire area of the genitals.
I want to believe that that was not a hair, I really do. However, you cannot contract HIV or any STD in this manner for a variety of reasons, such as HIV become inactivated shortly after leaving it's host, exposure to air deteriorates the "cocoon" that allows HIV to latch onto cells. HIV transmission has to be immediate, that's why it usually takes place in the body, it needs direct exposure to your bloodstream. As well as the fact that the mouth is a very hostile place for the virus, enzymes in the saliva would practically destroy it and your saliva would destroy it. And as far as your eye, no, seeing that it'd probably been in your mouth a while, IF it was a hair, and IF it was somehow "tainted", it would no longer be infectious as far as HIV is concerned. As far as other STDs, I'd think that it takes more than one little hair!
Only if she has an STD, you can't generate or contract an STD that neither one of you have in the first place. So if the two of you haven't been screened for STDs yet, I suggest that you guys go do that, especially if both of you guys were sexually active in previous relationships. Some people don't even know that they have STDs because some of them can lay dormant.
I really don't think so; unless you are sexually involved with someone, you are not obligated to disclose your sexual condition/STD. If the guy washed his hands or sanitized them he should be okay.View Thread