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Is it forbidden?
Dec 1, 2007

I am both HIV & Hep C positive and have been for almost 11 years. I am healthly. I would like to know if a cosmetic surgeon would ever operate on someone in my condition or is there a law against it (as in with organ tranplantation of HIV positive patients?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Few comments: 1. Transplantation is being performed for HIV infected patients in many centers in the US and Europe.

2. Yes you could certainly look into cosmetic surgery. But discuss your medical condition openly.

3. Also if you have hepatitis C virus in your blood (RNA positive), I would advise a liver biopsy to determine how much disease you have. I would do this even if your liver tests are normal and you feel well.

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