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Cervical Polyp Surgery

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...and your health careprovider may decide that changing medications is not right for you. Be sure totalk with your health care provider before stopping or switching anymedications. Injections, implants, and plastic surgery: Some people haveprocedures done to restore fullness in the face. Injections of fat or syntheticfat substitutes can fill out sunken cheeks, as can cosmetic cheek implants.However, many of these treatments are...
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surgery with hiv

Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Patients with HIV generally due very well with surgery including hysterectomy. KH Read more »

Could surgery be connected to a sudden incr in v/l?

My post surgery viral load, previously undetectable, is 140,000. Might this increase be related to the surgery itself, anesthesia, pain medications, or blood thinners I was prescribed in conjunction with the surgery?"
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Any severe strain on your body and your immune system could cause a "blip" in your viral load. Surgery places a big strain on the immune system, which is highly involved in the recovery and healing process. Anesthesia also strains Read more »

cervical spine fusion surgery healing with hiv

I am going to have surgercal spine fusion surgery and would like to know if there is any problem with bone grafting or fusion in the neck. My cd4 is 108 and viral load is 170. My labs are continuing to get better monthly.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV infected patients generally do well with surgery particularly if nutrition/hygiene status is good and their HIV infection is well controlled with medication. KH Read more »

HIV + and Laser Eye surgery

Laser Eye SurgeryI have been HIV-pos for about 8 years and have had no significant problems. My t Cell count is 900+ and my viral load is undetectable. I want to get laser surgery to correct near-sightedness. Has any new information come out on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have had numerous patients undergo a variety of eye procedures including Lasik surgery. Outcomes have been similar to the general population. KH Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...for HIV-related lipoatrophy. It containspoly-L-lactic acid, a man-made product that has a long history of use inreconstructive surgery. It requires three to six sessions and a touch-up everyyear. It costs approximately $1,500 per office visit.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...if you are about to or are taking this drug! Use with caution by people who may be at risk of increased bleeding from trauma, surgery or other medical conditions, or who are taking medications known to increase the risk of bleeding such as... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

...reasons: side effects are intolerable, there's a drug interaction, if they run out of any of their medications or if they have surgery scheduled. Treatment interruptions are not recommended in response to treatment failure. ART should only be... Read more »
The Well Project


...into active disease if their immune system is damaged or weakened, through things like HIV infection, cancer , or transplant surgery that requires taking drugs to suppress the immune system Active TB Some people infected with TB develop... Read more »
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rush surgery

Posted by alive2
...i had a feeling my ankle was really badly hurt, i just received a message from surgeon 1 day after i seen him, that i needed surgery to repair damage on my ankle, the swelling isnt getting better its getting worse, the knee keeps getting bigger,... Read more »

surgery for anal warts

Posted by bakcake, 3 Replies
...I am facing anal wart surgery in a week. i would like to know what happens step by step during the surgery Read more »


Posted by HealingPower, 1 Reply
...Okay, so I had my surgery last Wednesday(thank the Lord for Anesthesia) May 31. I took Thurs/Fri off, and glad I did they gave me Hydrocodone/Apap and Read more »


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