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Can You Have Surgery If You Have Aids

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Heart Surgery & AIDS

My triple bypass surgery was delayed for three weeks because the surgeon said that I wasn't strong enough physically. I am currently UD and CD4's are over 500. Surgeon was concerned because I was 5 to 7 pounds uderweight. He also said that...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Just the fact that you are underweight makes your surgery a bit riskier. Surgery challenges the immune system without HIV infection. HIV infection is a chronic inflammatory disease and can complicate surgery because of a greater risk for... Read more »

Plastic Surgery for Person with AIDS

I was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. I became a paraplegic in 1988. I have had multiple myocutaneous... Read more »

Fractures and surgery on persons with AIDS

I am a rehabilitation case manager helping an injured worker with his on the job injury (fx of the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Countries Should "Carefully Weigh" Ability to Add Male Circumcision to HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies, Letter to Editor Says

Although male circumcision might not be "brain surgery," that "does not mean that it is simple to provide safely in countries with weak public health services," Lyn Messner, an Africa program officer for the International Women's Health Coalition ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Literacy Trainers Lend a Hand in HIV/AIDS Care

The NGO Operation Upgrade has included AIDS as a topic in its training courses for several years. Recently, however, it became evident that a dedicated project was necessary, because tutors found that many of the approaches used to spread AIDS... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal and ARCW Resolve Discrimination Case on Behalf of HIV-Positive Woman Denied Surgery

Milwaukee, Wis. -- Today, Lambda Legal and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) announced that the discrimination lawsuit they brought on behalf of Melody Rose, a woman living with HIV who was denied gallbladder surgery, has been resolved. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Patients Can Do Well After Surgery

In a new study, researchers set out to observe surgical outcomes of HIV-patients compared with uninfected patients. Dr. Michael Horberg and colleagues reviewed the records for 332 HIV-positive patients who had had surgery between 1997 and 2002.... Read more »
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Surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does a hospital test a person for HIV before major surgery and if so will they inform the patient if they are positve.

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surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
when you have surgery do they test for hiv in your blood work

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HIV Testing and Surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Was wondering if anyone out there knows whether it is standard hospital practice to test patients for HIV prior to major surgery. Thanx

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surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
is it safe to have surgery? relatively healthy but i have a hernia which should be fixed laproscopically. is this safe to have done? greater risk for infection,etc ?

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