Australia warns of health risks from tattoo parlours abroad
Dec 24, 2011, 7:17 GMT
Sydney - Australians were warned Saturday against getting tattoos or body piercings abroad after a tourist reportedly contracted HIV following a visit to a tattoo parlour on the Indonesian island of Bali.
'This case demonstrates the very real health risk in having this type of procedure done overseas,' Paul Armstrong, communicable disease control head in Western Australia, said.
'Western Australians who have had a tattoo done in Bali recently should consult their GP (general practitioner) and consider the need for testing for HIV and other blood-borne viruses,' he added.
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