Epidemiology of a tattoo needle?

Quimica Proteios at indirect.com
Fri Mar 24 23:57:37 EST 1995


In article <3kt156$li5 at nntp3.u.washington.edu>, frv at u.washington.edu
(Tetanus) wrote:

> 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.   :)
> 
> Franklin
Oh yeah, the risks are controlled by auto-clave. Any even remotely respectible tatoo shop will make mention of the fact they use an auto-clave.
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