total hip replacement and HIV infection
Aug 3, 2012
Ultimately, I will need total hip replacement. I am HIV pos, CD count @ 1100. What are the risk, i.e., spread of infection to me (not the surgical team) should I decide to do surgery. Med I take is Atripla
Response from Dr. Henry
HIV+ patients doing well on treatment generally do well with major surgery fairly similar to general population (including hip replacement). Our clinic has had numerous patients undergo hip replacement with generally good outcomes. KH
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