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Sexual Reassignment Surgery And Hiv

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Ask the Experts

HIV surgery

Should a person with HIV have surgery or elective surgery? Someone I know with HIV says she wants a breast reduction. Won't she put the medical staff at great risk?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV+ patients generally do well with surgery. The risk for surgical staff is low and even lower if patient has low HIV level (such as due to effective treatment) and staff Read more »

surgery with hiv


major cosmetic surgery & HIV +

Hi I am 43 y/old pre op transgender woman 3 yrs post HRT & Aproximatley 2 months from now I intend... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wisconsin Advocacy Group Files Lawsuit Against Medical Clinic for Allegedly Refusing to Perform Surgery on HIV-Positive Woman

...civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee against a Fond du Lac, Wis., medical clinic for allegedly refusing to perform surgery on an HIV-positive woman, the AP/ Chicago Tribune reports. The suit alleges that the defendants in the case... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal and ARCW File Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of HIV-Positive Woman Denied Surgery by Healthcare Provider

... Milwaukee, WI -- Lambda Legal and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) filed a federal lawsuit today in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Read more »
Body Positive

Transgender Positive

...self-defined gender. Many desire to live fully in their self-identified gender. Some undergo hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery. Empowerment Because of stigma, many transgender people who have been marginalized and oppressed have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Patients Can Do Well After Surgery

...with uninfected patients. Dr. Michael Horberg and colleagues reviewed the records for 332 HIV-positive patients who had had surgery between 1997 and 2002. During that time, antiretroviral drug cocktails were beginning to gain widespread use.... Read more »
Connect With Others

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

Posted by Anonymous
...had breast enlargement, or planning to? Does anyone have information about the possible risks and side effects connected to hiv? Could lypodystrophy became a problem with breast implants? Read more »

surgery for anal warts

Posted by bakcake, 3 Replies
...I am facing anal wart surgery in a week. i would like to know what happens step by step during the surgery Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...when you have surgery do they test for hiv in your blood work Read more »