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Hyperbaric Oxygenation / Scuba Diving
Mar 28, 2006

I recently read that HIV Positive divers increase the risk of HIV working its way through the brain blood barrier due to hyperbaric oxygen / atmospheric pressure while diving. Do you there to be any truth to this theory? I recently got back into diving, and have been living POZ for over 7 years.

Please advice,

Sincerely, O.

Response from Dr. Henry

I haven't seen any data supporting that concern. I have numerous patients who go diving and haven't had a problem. I generally would not worry about that. If any reader knows of any data/paper on the subject please post. KH


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