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A study conducted on a predominately military population found that those infected with HCV were three times more likely to have a tattoo as their risk factor. It was standard for soldiers to get a tattoo of their command and most of time were pressured into it.

Dhalla S, et al
"Strong Association Between Tattoos and HCV Virus Infection: A Multicenter Study of 3,871 Patients" AASLD Meeting 2007; Abstract 136 presented Nov. 5.

Conclusion: "The HCV infected population (veterans) was 3 times more likely to have a tattoo."

Still today there's pressure from command on service members to tattoo current duty station/unit logo on their body.
 

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Body Modifications

Table of Contents

1843 -1987 History of Syringes
1920-87 Global Disaster Prediction
1942 Seeff- Yellow Fever Vaccine
1948 Army Hepatitis Experiments
1950's Korean War Blood and Plasma
1960's Vietnam Blood and Plasma
1964-1975 Drug Use in Vietnam
1964-1975 Hepatitis C Drug Use in Vietnam Era Vets
1969 DoD Experimental Funding
1969 Pharmaceutical Experiments
1970 Jetgun Nursing Instructions
1970 Military Guidelines Manual for Jetgun use.
1970 NIH Warning
1974 FBI Knowledge
1977 Seeff- Discovery of Hepatitis C
1990 FDA Jetgun Autoclaves Recalled
1992 Partitioning of hepatitis C virus unsafe
1992-2014 Jetgun Claims Granted Service Connection
1993 MMWR Contaminated Immunoglobulin Research
1994 CDC Jetgun Recommendations
1994 Hepatitis C Immunoglobulin Associated
1994-1998 Hepatitis C Veterans Federal Response
1995 Experiments
1995 FDA/ORA Blood Compliance Guidance
1996 CDC Jetgun Advisory Committee
1996 FDA Roll
1996 WHO Jetgun Warning
1997 DoD Jetgun Report
1997 WHO Jetgun Statement
1998 CDC Global Disaster OpED
1998-2008 CDC Hepatitis C Review
1999 DoD Jetgun Policy Chronology
1999 Federal Safety Needle Legislation
1999 Hepatitis C Survives
1999 Military Link
1999 OSHA Preambles
1999 Prevalence of Hepatitis C
1999 WHO & CDC Global Injections
2000 CIA Global Infectious Disease Threat
2000 Origins of HCV Epidemic
2001 FDA Jetgun Hearing
2001 Jetguns Transmit Infection
2001 Policy Change Surgery
2001 VBA Fast Letter Boost Hepatitis C Claims
2001-2009 Hepatitis C Transmission
2002 Blood Task Force lays Criminal Charges
2002 Small Pox Needles & Jet Injectors
2003 Aids Crisis & Dirty Needles
2003 CDC Guidelines
2003 Dangers of EMG Needles
2003 NIH Guidelines
2003 Tainted Blood Class Action
2004 CDC Report Finger Stick Device Lancets
2004 CDC Risk Factors
2004 Ethnic and cultural determinants & multi risk
2004 Sexual transmission of (HCV) is rare
2004 The Hepatitis C Report
2004 Transfusions- Fatal Bacterial Infections
2004 VA Defines Hepatitis C Risk Factors
2005 CDC Mass-Casualty Events
2005 FDA Infection Control
2005 FDA Safety of Jetguns Advisory Meeting
2005 Global Burden Egypt
2005 Gloves Transmits HCV Disease
2005 Needleless Connectors Relationship
2005 USA Surgical Tissue Adhesive
2007 Vaccine- Department of Defense (DoD) immunization program
2007-2009 Veterans Affairs Reuse Insulin Pens
2008 CDC Infection Control Requirements
2008 CDC- Jetguns (PCNIF) Fail Safety Test
2008 HCV via contaminated Surfaces
2008 Jet injectors & Bifurcated Needles
2008 NV State Investigation UPDATE
2008 USP Policy Change-Multiuse Vials
2008 VA Nevada Exposures
2008 VA OIG Healthcare Inspection
2008-2014Hepatitis C Outbreaks
2009 CDC Report- Hemodialysis Unit
2009 Congressional Probe - VA Clinics colonoscopies not properly sterilized
2009 GA Med Center Endoscopes
2009 GA VA Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic
2010 CDC Report- Mulitple Exposures
2010 HCV screening strategies
2010 HCVcc survives temperatures warrants precautions
2011 CDC Advisory Committee on Jetguns
2011 CDC Infection Checklist
2011 Risk Factors Included Age 45 and older
2011 VA HCV Prevalence VS Therapy
2011- CDC Vaccine Guidelines
2011Hepatitis C testing practices .pdf
2012 CDC Information for Providers
2012 CDC Report Sites Hospital
2012 Dental Transmission
2013 Dried Hepatitis C Blood Exposure
2013 Reply Dr.Ross- VA-‘Treatment of Veterans"
2013 Reply to VA-‘Treatment of Veterans
2014 Hepatitis C Infection Among Vietnam Era
2014 Preventing infection from the misuse of vials
2015 More Accurate Hepatitis C Prevalence
2113 VA Health Services Research
Body Modifications & Tattoos
CDC Conference Call Unsafe Injection Pratices
Concerns about body piercing
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data/occupational/munji/1970army_medical_department_handbook_of_basi.pdf
Exeter Hospital CMA Statement
Hearing Transcript - House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Hepatitis C by Airgun was related to active service
Hepatitis C Virus Among Persons Born During 1945–1965
Immunization to Protect the U.S. Armed Forces
Jet injection History and Applications
Jury sides with HCV victim
Meeting Sen. Sullivan's Office- Jetgun injections
Military Vaccine Jetgun (AIRGUN) Injections
Military Vaccine Jetgun (AIRGUN) Injections
Nurse anesthetist has license revoked
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Seroconversion Testing for HCV after exposure
Tattoo RiskFactor
USMC 1969 Hepatitis C Transmission Methoids
USN San Deigo Hepatitis C Transmission Methoids
USN San Diego 1967 Hepatitis C Transmission Methoids
VA and DoD More Accurate Prevalence