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Hysterectomy And Hiv

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effect of hysterectomy on hiv

Hello Dr.s, Is there any information regarding possible effects of a partial or total hysterectomy on hiv progression? I've been positive 15 years, t cells are 507, vl unknown (results didn't come in yet). I've never been on meds and...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
I am not aware of any studies looking at the effects of hysterectomies on HIV progression; I do not think that there would be any ill effects;JLS.... 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 »
HIV i-Base

Hormonal Contraception and Higher Risk of Non-AIDS-Defining Events in Nashville Cohort

Studies evaluating the effect of hormonal contraceptives (HC) on HIV disease progression have shown conflicting results. Previous findings have been from resource limited settings (RLS) and have not looked at the effect of HC on non-AIDS defining... Read more »

Frequent Cervical Cancer Screenings Are Still Important for Women With HIV

You may have seen that newly revised recommendations were announced by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists regarding cervical cancer screening . These revised recommendations call for less-frequent cervical cancer screening: a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

A new study has found that HIV appears to attack normal, healthy genital tissue in women and does not require breaks in the skin to infiltrate cells, offering new perspectives on how the virus is spread, researchers said on Tuesday, Reuters ... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Is HIV the Only Incurable Sexually Transmitted Disease?

A lot of people think that if they (and their sexual partners) have tested negative for HIV, they no longer need to use condoms. Many people forget that HIV tests do not immediately detect an infection. In addition, many people think that HIV/AIDS... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by jlkint, 1 Reply
I have HPV also and am having a difficult time with it...basically it wont go away. I have Kaiser insurance and they will not give me a hysterectomy. I keep having to have biopsies and I had 1 leep procedure to remove the infected cells.
Is there... Read more »

The Greying of HIV

Posted by Bear60
HIV Goes Grey

by Laura Whitehorn

July 26, 2006Mind your elders: HIVs fastest-growing segment is about to get some long overdue attention. Data from the first comprehensive study of adults over 50 with HIV will shout it from the rooftops: Do not ignore... Read more »

Double blessings ?

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
Now I have learned to live with a deal with being hiv for over 20 years , No problem. But now to deal ith this peri-menopause is for the birds of a differnt feather. I am a bit confused due to lack of having anyone to compare notes with. The... Read more »