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