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Can Women With Hiv Get A Hysterectomy

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Ask the Experts

Can a woman who underwent hysterectomy get AIDS from unprotected sex?

Can a woman who have had a hysterectomy get AIDS as a result of having unprotected sex with an HIV positive partner?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Having a hysterectomy (the removal of the uterus) does not decrease your risk for HIV infection, since the mucous membranes of the vagina would still Read more »

HIV can even penetrate healthy genital tissues? This article says so..

Hi Dr Bob,Hope you are doing well. I found this article in the newspaper today. Chicago: Instead of... Read more »

hysterectomy & HIV

I am a 35 year old woman who has been living with the virus since 1/23/97. Last year I had a total... Read more »
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Frequent Cervical Cancer Screenings Are Still Important for Women With HIV

...HIV-positive women is more likely to progress to cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the diseases on the official list of AIDS-defining conditions. In fact, the risk of cervical cancer has not decreased since the introduction of HAART... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

...light-activated tracers, a new method developed to better see how the virus worked -- to newly removed vaginal tissue taken from hysterectomy surgeries. A microscope was used to observe the virus as it penetrated the outer lining of the female... Read more »
The Body PRO

Clinical Management of the HIV-Infected Woman

...clinician/researchers in the United States. Dr. Valerie Stone is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an HIV/AIDS clinician at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was Director of the Women's HIV/AIDS Program... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...Mastectomy or breast reduction surgery: removal of breast tissue and folds below each breast. Oophorectomy: removal of the ovaries. Hysterectomy: removal of the uterus and possibly the cervix. Vaginectomy or colpectomy: removal of vaginal... Read more »
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A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Had a Pap test done. Doctor's office called. Seems that I have HPV. Not a real surprise. I've heard that 90% of women with HIV also have HPV. What I didn't know was just how serious that is. While nothing abnormal is showing up on my Pap,... Read more »

hiv AND having a hysterestomy

Posted by debfree, 2 Replies
...I would like to know is there anyone out there that has had a hysterectomy with hiv. Is it safe and how are you doing now Read more »

Survey: HIV- women desiring children with HIV+ man

Posted by Poppy
...BAPAC, Bay Area Perinatel AIDS Center is conducting an online survey for HIV- women, desiring to have children with an HIV+ male partner. The goal of this Read more »

very nervous

Posted by catou, 5 Replies
...since then. I have had genital herpes for the past 25 years without symptoms but we still used a condom for a while. I had a hysterectomy in February and he was the most supportive and patient man. After my recovery, we decided that it was... Read more »