Can You Get Hiv From Piercings? No, you cannot get HIV from a piercing or tattoo. But it’s important to be treated at clean, reputable tattoo and piercing parlors. If a needle is used in the procedure, it should be thrown away after one use.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system, the body’s natural defense against illness. The virus destroys a type of white blood cell in the immune system called a T-helper cell, and makes copies of itself inside these cells. T-helper cells are also referred to as CD4 cells.”
As with any type of body care, you should always be careful when getting a body piercing to make sure it is done in a sterile environment and that the tools are clean. The risk of HIV from an accidental needle stick injury is low due to the fact that most people with HIV are not virally infectious enough to transmit the virus through something as small as a needle-stick injury.
If you’re going to get your ears pierced or your nose pierced, you can get them pierced in a very safe place. You can get them pierced by a licensed piercer at many malls, who has been trained to do it safely. It’s also very important that you don’t share needles or other equipment with anyone else.
The risk of getting HIV from getting your ears or nose pierced is very low, but it’s still a good idea to take precautions when you’re getting pierced.