Hi, I am just wondering if any of you know the statistics in regards to HIV transmission through piercings such as navel piercings (in canada).
I had my belly button pierced 3 weeks ago in a shop which did not look that clean. The piercer did perform the procedure properly. Meaning he cleaned the area, used gloves, applied alcohol to the area, however i do not know how sanitary the needle was. It was in a packet, however I am afraid they may of repackaged it, as the piercing was only 20 dollars, and usually it costs 60.
Anyways I have had a bad cold for 1 week, sore throat, blocked nose and phlem producing cough. Now after that one week, i have a fever with chills.
Thank you for your time.