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Meds before Surgery
Apr 17, 2007

I'm going to have surgery on my wrist to repair a fracture. My t-Cells are in the 800s and my viral load in the 20 thousands. I'm not on meds. My question is, should I start meds prior to surgery or not and how will the surgery affect my t-cell and viral load count?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

If you didn't need HIV medications before surgery, with a CD4 count in the normal range, there's no need to start the medications now.

Hope this helps and good luck with the the orthopedists.


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