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Spine Surgery On Hiv Patients

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cervical spine fusion surgery healing with hiv

I am going to have surgercal spine fusion surgery and would like to know if there is any problem with bone grafting or fusion in the neck. My cd4 is 108 and viral load is 170. My labs are continuing to get better monthly....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV infected patients generally do well with surgery particularly if nutrition/hygiene status is good and their HIV infection is well controlled with medication. KH... Read more »

C Spine Fusion

I was recently diagnosed with AIDS after C Spine surgery. My viral load was 7800 with Tcells 33.... Read more »

HIV with a prosthetic heart valve & bad spine

Hi i'm a 43 yr old male, HIV for 17 yrs with a cell count of 450 and viral load of 4000.I had... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Lawrence Hospital Surgery Patients Warned of Possible Hepatitis, HIV Exposure

Ten surgery patients of Lawrence Hospital Center (LHC) in Bronxville are being notified of the need to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C due to improperly cleaned equipment. The state Department of Health said the hospital reported... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Patients Can Do Well After Surgery

In a new study, researchers set out to observe surgical outcomes of HIV-patients compared with uninfected patients. Dr. Michael Horberg and colleagues reviewed the records for 332 HIV-positive patients who had had surgery between 1997 and 2002.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada to Cite More Surgery Clinics for Unsafe Practices

Nevada health officials announced on Friday that a statewide investigation of outpatient surgical centers found dangerous practices at four more clinics. State health officials pledged to inspect all 50 outpatient sites across Nevada after last... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Life-Saver for HIV Patients: Transplants

HIV infection is no longer an automatic reason for denying organ transplantation to patients who are otherwise candidates for the surgery. Since 1989, more than 500 transplants have been performed in patients known to have HIV, according to the... 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

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Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
From the Sunday January 6, 2008 New York Times Front Section

CHICAGO John Holloway received a diagnosis of AIDS nearly two decades ago, when the disease was a speedy death sentence and treatment a distant dream.

Yet at 59 he is alive, thanks to a... Read more »

Surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does a hospital test a person for HIV before major surgery and if so will they inform the patient if they are positve.

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