Epidemiology of a tattoo needle?

Tetanus frv at u.washington.edu
Thu Mar 23 18:44:38 EST 1995

First, my deepest apologies for crossposting to so many groups.  Sorry.

Now, can someone please give me a straight answer as to what is the risk 
for disease in getting a tattoo?  I am primarily interested in HIV, but 
would like to hear about any agents you might think are appropriate to 
the discussion.  How are these risks controlled?  Can we expect to 
suddenly see a cluster of 20-somethings bleeding out with Marburg?  In a 
few years will we see a sudden spike in AIDS among the early 30s age 
group?  What exactly (or at least confidently) is/are the risk?

Thanking you in advance for your shared wisdom, and assuring you that my 
next post here will have more to do with my thesis and less with 
residual-end of the quarter curiosity.   :)


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