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Lap Band Surgery And Hiv

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HIV, Weight Gain, and Lap Band Surgery

I've been poz for 9 years now, and while my numbers are excellent (VL-undet, CD4-1550), my weight gain is what I truly feel is whats killing me. My weight before I converted was 185, and I'm now at a staggering 260. I've asked my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Weight loss can be challenging for many patients. We have had numerous patients undergo a variety of weight reduction surgeries (including lap band) with generally good results. I would repectfully ask your HIV doc once again and perhaps request a... Read more »

Absorption of Med after Lap Band Surgery

Having gained and lost weight over the years I am now seriously considering the Lap Band approach... Read more »

Lap-Band Consideration

I have HIV (great health status - no meds needed at this point) and HEP C (good health there as... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The "Elastic Band" Circumcision Device That Could Reduce HIV Infection Rate by 60%

The World Health Organization has approved the PrePex circumcision device, a new nonsurgical method of male circumcision that uses an elastic band. The technique did not involve general anesthesia and was believed to be safer than surgery. The New... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky: Church, Hope Center Band Together Against HIV/AIDS

An HIV/AIDS awareness event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Lexington's Douglass Park. The outreach is being presented by St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Hope Center, a community agency assisting homeless and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Music With a Message About HIV

Louis and Rosalia Curbelo of Fort Lauderdale, who married in 2004, decided to start a band last year. Louis was diagnosed with HIV in 1987, and the couple wanted to make music with a message. Their duo, Los Doctores ("The Doctors") sings about AIDS... Read more »
National Minority AIDS Council

$25 Million for ADAP Crisis: "A Temporary Band-Aid"

Washington, DC -- Paul Kawata, Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) responds to the Administration's re-allocation of $25 million to deal with the growing number of individuals on the AIDS Drug Assistance Plan (ADAP)... Read more »
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Lap Dance, HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I feel embarassed posting this question but I need some input. A few nights ago I went to a strip club with a friend where I got a lap dance. This is when the dancer dances on your lap and occassionally grinds your penis with her buttocks. Anyways,... Read more »

Blood on Cotton Ball & Band Aid - not mine

Posted by Olive, 1 Reply

I hope the experts can help me out. I went to get a routine HIV test done at a local clinic here in Kenya. The syringe was new, however after drawing the blood the nurse put a cotton ball on my injected area to cover the blood....I noticed... Read more »

Lap Dance

Posted by vworried123, 2 Replies
I am worried. For some stupid reason I had a private lap dance on Holiday and I got just a bit more. I flicked my tongue over her breast and nipple for about a second, kissed her skin, and licked quickly up her bum crack twice totally a few seconds.... Read more »

Lap Dances

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was in New Zeland recently and went for a lap dance. All the while during the dance I had my clothes on and she was naked. The thing that worries me is that at one point of time I could feel the vagina of the girl on the shaft of my penis through... Read more »