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Can People With Hiv Use A Lap Band

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Lap Band and HIV positive

I am considering getting the Gastric lap band to help with my weight control. I am HIV positive but not on meds at this time. My HIV speicialist has given me the go ahead as he has had other HIV positive patients who have had the band. However when...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Surgical interventions for obesity are generally well tolerated by HIV+ persons. If your HIV specialist is comfortable with the lap band that is reassuring that your outcome should be similar to that of HIV- persons. KH... Read more »

HIV, Weight Gain, and Lap Band Surgery

I've been poz for 9 years now, and while my numbers are excellent (VL-undet, CD4-1550), my... Read more »

Lap-Band Consideration

I have HIV (great health status - no meds needed at this point) and HEP C (good health there as... Read more »
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Lap Dance, HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I feel embarassed posting this question but I need some input. A few nights ago I went to a strip club with a friend where I got a lap dance. This is when the dancer dances on your lap and occassionally grinds your penis with her buttocks. Anyways,... Read more »

Blood on Cotton Ball & Band Aid - not mine

Posted by Olive, 1 Reply
Hello,

I hope the experts can help me out. I went to get a routine HIV test done at a local clinic here in Kenya. The syringe was new, however after drawing the blood the nurse put a cotton ball on my injected area to cover the blood....I noticed... Read more »

Red Band

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question. Would people in the early stages of HIV(first year) get this red band gingivitus? or is it only it advanced stages of the illness? the reason I ask is because I see these line on my back two molars on the right ide of my mouth.

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lap dance,birds,are you off it

Posted by Anonymous
hi guys why dont yo'll follow your opinion,leave the rest in peace,if you comfortable testing at 3 weeks or 3 months
than just be happy with it and stop bugging other people's happiness,remember that this is a deadly disease and you DOnot get hiv... Read more »