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A 20-year-old female asked:

Ears pierced w/ a piercing gun & unused studs that came in a sterile sealed box. she wiped the gun with alcohol and water solution. could i get hiv?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No: Not from the piercing, sounds like appropriate technique was used. The only thing I would add would be gloves.

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