Welcome to the dontgetstuck.org website and blog!
What is your risk to get HIV from a skin-piercing procedure with reused, unsterilized instruments if the previous client was HIV-positive? Click here to find best estimates with explanations and references.
This website tells how you can protect yourself from HIV when you go for injections, tattooing, manicures and other skin-piercing procedures. Use the menu on the right to find information about specific procedures.
In addition, this site discusses common errors in HIV/AIDS programs in Africa – unethical research, confusions about circumcision, depo-provera (birth control) risks, and prevention lies and abuse. See these topics in the menu on the right.
The risks discussed here are not just fantasy and theory. Governments in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and North Africa have investigated more than a dozen outbreaks of HIV through unsafe healthcare. For a country-by-country account of investigated outbreaks — and unexplained cases that governments have not investigated — click on: Outbreaks and unexplained cases in the menu on the right.
Casual contact is safe! At the outset, we want to emphasize that casual contact with people infected with HIV is safe! Hugging, kissing, sharing food and utensils, sharing a wash-basin or swimming pool, and other everyday activities at home, school, and work are safe. They are safe because people infected with HIV have skin that keeps the virus in, and others have skin that keeps the virus out. Even touching HIV-infected blood is not so dangerous, as long as it doesn’t get inside your skin, through a cut or scratch.