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Should Surgeons With Hiv Be Allowed To Operate

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...are considering a treatment, getas much information as you can about the choices available to you. Thelong-term effects are unknown and results can be different from person toperson. It is important to consult with a plastic surgeon or dermatologistexperienced in treating HIV-related lipodystrophy. If you are planning on usinga treatment, and especially if you plan to go outside of the US to obtain it,check with the product's manufacturer to...
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Hi. This might sound silly coming from a SURGEON but here goes. About two weeks ago a patient jumped from the 4th floor of our hospital building to hit his head on the canopy. As me and my team were going to the building next for our rounds, we were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...long overdue remedial work related to occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens! It might even save your life someday.The HIV-acquisition risk from the events you describe is nonexistent. Your "ART clinic doc" should have been much more... Read more »

A table of safe timing allowance for each HIV drug

Dear Experts.More and more people with HIV are traveling worldwide these days, everyone has a dilemma when it comes to adjust their meds timing with local time. Each HIV drug has safe timing allowance, before it is considered an overdose or a late...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Zdravstvuite, Alex!Thanks for your post from Moscow.There is no such table on the ability to miss doses as you've described-- though I certainly understand the concern.In general, I tell my patients (nearly all of whom are successfully suppressed)... Read more »

Risk of infection and HIV

I read a question to Dr.Boyle about aman in CT who can't get a hip replacement because his CD4 count isnt 200 . Ilive in ny yorl and my orthopedic surgeon will not replace my hip unless my CD4 count is 400 . It was 391 and he refused saying a count...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...To my knowledge there is no CD4 criteria for performing necessary surgery in HIV+ persons. A level of 400 is arbitrary with no clear biologic justification. The risk for post surgical infection and outcomes Read more »

Can I be a surgeon being HIV+?

I have been HIV+ for my whole life, and ever since a little girl I've wanted to study surgery. I'm finishing high school soon, and I want to know if it is possible to be a surgeon while being HIV+?
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...if that is where your interest lies.There are some additional hurdles that you will encounter in order to be an HIV positive surgeon. These are related to the small but real additional risk of an occupational transmission of HIV due to an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Investigation of Patients Treated by an HIV-Infected Cardiothoracic Surgeon -- Israel, 2007

...precautions: preventing transmission of infectious agents in healthcare settings. Am J Infect Control 2007;35(10 Suppl 2):S65-164. AIDS/TB Committee of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Management of healthcare workers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Burma Allows HIV Shelter to Continue Operating

... Burma authorities gave a last-minute reprieve Nov. 25 to HIV patients living in a shelter run by supporters of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Local officials in military-ruled Burma Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chicago: Panel Allows Suit of Nurse Allegedly Exposed to HIV

...Nurse Alicia Pettigrew can proceed with her claim asserting she suffered emotional distress from the fear of contracting AIDS due to a plastic surgeon's negligence, the 1st District Appellate Court decided Tuesday. This reversed Chicago's Cook... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Some treatments are short-term, can be very expensive, and don'twork for everyone. It is important to consult with a plastic surgeon ordermatologist experienced in treating HIV-related lipodystrophy. Also find outif your insurance company will... Read more »
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God not allowed to hate fags in the UK

Posted by sick_of_fuckwits, 2 Replies
...Rev Phelps and his followers picketed Matthew's funeral with banners proclaiming such things as Matt Shepard rots in Hell , AIDS Kills Fags Dead and God Hates Fags . Quote: Both these individuals have engaged in unacceptable behaviour... Read more »

RE: Orthopedic Surgeons in CT

Posted by MissouriMammal
...I saw someone post a question to the experts about finding an orthopedic surgeon who would do a hip replacement on an HIV positive individual in CT, and they didnt offer much help. I'm hoping whoever posted Read more »

Success and happiness are NOT allowed

Posted by Lovinlife, 4 Replies
...just as important to see as the posts about people's struggles. I got shot down in a very mean fashion for my post. If as HIV positive we are not allowing each other to share our successes, what sort of support group is this? What kind of... Read more »

Falling for someone HIV positive...

Posted by Pan, 4 Replies
...Hi, This is my first time posting here. Well, I am 30-years-old and HIV negative. I always practice safer sex, with a low number of partners, and get tested regularly. Remaining negative is a really Read more »