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Lap Band Surgery And Hiv

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Lap-Band Consideration

I have HIV (great health status - no meds needed at this point) and HEP C (good health there as well) and am considering getting the Lap-Band surgery. Would I be unqualified or anything due to HIV or HEP C status? Would there be any complications...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is certainly important to address your weight. Hepatitis C and fatty liver are a bad combination in terms of liver fibrosis (scarring) progression. Losing weight would certainly be of benefit. Read more »

CD4 and viral load changes after lap band surgery

hi i am 32 female dx in 1/96 i have never been on meds except for 2007 during pregancy(child... Read more »

Surgery to lose weight.

I am HIV+, healthy 41 years old and overweight. I suffer from Sleep Apnea, knee problems, fatigue,... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

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...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Breast surgery and hiv

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Lap Dance, HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...again but I think I remember putting my arms over my crotch and lap so she wouldn't contact my semen. Is it possible I could get HIV infected tis way, since I did come fully? The semen left a wet spot on my jeans. If from her grinding, she had... Read more »