Please let me know
Jun 24, 2014
I'm scheduled for bone graft surgery this week but I'm HIV and I'm very concern and wonder if I should do this procedure and feel safe. My main question would be: it's ok to get bone graft surgery and prior to tooth implant in my condition, my last lab test result cd4 was 918 and viral undetectable? please let me know. Thanks
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
In general, people living with HIV are at no particular extra risk from surgery than those who are HIV uninfected. With your normal CD4 count and undetectable viral load, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't proceed with the surgery that you need.
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