TATTOOING carries a risk of spreading HIV if the tools used are
not sterilised, experts have warned. The warning was made by the
AIDS Information Centre at the launch of its strategic plan of
In Uganda, 44% of women and 34% of men say they have undergone
traditional tattooing or cutting of the skin, the centre said in
its strategic plan launched by local government minister Adolf
Mwesige in Kampala.
A tattoo is a mark made by inserting ink into the layers of skin
to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons.
The AIDS Information Centre has branches in 41 districts.