Piercing business warning issued: Cases reported of hepatitis, HIV infections

Alberta's health authority was forced to issue a public warning for the fourth time in the past year, after discovering an unapproved piercing business or tattoo parlour operating under unsanitary conditions.

Public health officials appealed to the media for help Wednesday in informing clients of Avon Apna Jewellers that they may have been infected with blood-borne viruses such as hepatitis or HIV during an ear or body piercing performed at the business in northeast Calgary.

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