Plastic Surgery And Hiv Testing

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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

Hi,I am about to a plastci surgery where will do suction of fat from my upper arms, back. neck and... Read more »
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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cost Versus Coverage; Schwarzenegger Weighs 10 Bills to Expand Health Insurance

...some of the costs of expanded coverage. But "the insurers oppose anything that costs money," said Dr. William Hoffman, chief of plastic surgery at UC San Francisco Medical Center and a supporter of the bill to require coverage of cleft palate... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Who Moved my Cheeks?

...sick, especially when I don't feel sick. But it really fucks with your head, and for the first time in my life I'm considering plastic surgery. Go figure. So is this where I thought I would be in the year 2000? No, but I'm glad to be here.... Read more »
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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 »

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

Posted by Anonymous 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 »

Please Help - Looking for advice from experience

Posted by Newbie, 6 Replies
...normal life or are they really deabilitating? 4. Will i get AIDs, even if i take meds? There seems to be such a fine line between HIV & AIDs? 5. Will i look disfigured and sickly looking in yrs to come? I'm tired of waking up each day to... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...patients. No implant dislocation, implant migration, granuloma, allergic reaction or intolerance was recorded". Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy (2003) John McCahill organized Pur Medical Corporation's first... Read more »
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