HIV warning for travellers to Bali

AUSTRALIANS who have gotten tattoos or body piercings in Bali are being urged to seek medical advice after a traveller contracted incurable HIV during a recent visit.

It is understood WA Health notified Commonwealth authorities last week after the WA resident undertook a blood test when he returned from Indonesia.

The victim's age and sex and details of where the tattoo was obtained in Bali have not been released.

WA Health director of communicable disease control Paul Armstrong says people who have recently been tattooed in Bali should seriously consider having a blood test.

"Anybody who has had a tattoo in Bali or a body piercing in Bali should consider the information that's come out and talk to their doctor about getting tested for HIV," he said.

Read more at ABC news online.

Topics:  aids bali health warning hiv needles piercings tattoo

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