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Hiv 1 And Plastic Surgery

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Hiv and Plastic Surgery

Hi,I have been on Atripla for 2 years and am undetectable. My cd4 count is around 500. I am in otherwise excellent health. I am 47 and am thinking about having a mid face lift and work on my jowls. Can HIV positive individuals tolerate plastic...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. Yes, HIV infected individuals can tolerate surgical procedures, including plastic surgery, as long as they are in good overall health. However, if viral replication is uncontrolled and the CD4+ lymphocyte count is Read more »

Can a person with HIV get plastic surgery?

Hello, I am 27 years old and in serious need of a nose job. I am afraid to go into a PS office... Read more »

Plastic surgery for HIV

I am HIV postive and living in tokyo and had started to have facial wasting on my cheek and... Read more »
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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...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... Read more »
The Well Project

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

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Complications Reported in Some Recipients of Bio Alcamid

...differs from one country to another. The International Committee for Quality Assurance, Medical Technologies and Devices in Plastic Surgery (IQUAM) has made this important point in one of its reports: All permanent soft tissue fillers are... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Happy Birthday Handsome

...how much filler is needed. I had a total of four visits to Dr. Sammy Sliwin at Toronto's Forest Hill Institute of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: a preliminary assessment, the actual procedure and two follow-ups. On the first day, he sat me down and... Read more »
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Nucleomaxx?? Has it really increase facial fat??

Posted by whatifman, 1 Reply
...this and will it go specifically to the face only. i do no wish to gain fat anywhere else beside the face and don't want to do plastic surgery as i have previously tried. thanks kebn Read more »

it was discovered that i was hiv+ at the end of 93

Posted by Anonymous
...hospital. To repair the damage I underwent many hours of futile facial repairs until they placed me into the operating room for plastic surgery. The evenings work was so botched up that that is why I am placing out this question for legal... Read more »

Finally Testing

Posted by hello123, 1 Reply
...have nothing to worry about. I have had a lot of bloodwork during this time, I was hospitalized with pneumonia in 2003 and had plastic surgery in 2004. I'm not sure if any of those tests included HIV though. My bf of 4 1/2 years has tested after... Read more »

Please Help - Looking for advice from experience

Posted by Newbie, 6 Replies
Dear All, I tested positive in Oct 06. I am a 29 yr old Male and live in the UK. Since my diagnosis my life has been sent spiralling down and i am not coping very well at all. All i can think about is the end and how much i will suffer. I cant get... Read more »