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Vaginal Fistula Surgery

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...and your health careprovider may decide that changing medications is not right for you. Be 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 substitutes can fill out sunken cheeks, as can cosmetic cheek implants.However, many of these treatments are...
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surgery with hiv

I NEED TO HAVE A HYSTERECTTOMY IS THIS SAFE AND WHAT SHOULD I BE LOOKING OUT FOR.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Patients with HIV generally due very well with surgery including hysterectomy. KH Read more »

Could surgery be connected to a sudden incr in v/l?

My post surgery viral load, previously undetectable, is 140,000. Might this increase be related to the surgery itself, anesthesia, pain medications, or blood thinners I was prescribed in conjunction with the surgery?"
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Any severe strain on your body and your immune system could cause a "blip" in your viral load. Surgery places a big strain on the immune system, which is highly involved in the recovery and healing process. Anesthesia also strains Read more »

Anal Surgery

Hi Docs.I'm about to have a fistula excised on my anus.They tried to drain the abscess but it didn't work.My T cells before my first surgery were 800 and vL was 6600.Will all these surgeries and having an open wound affect my HIV at all? Thanks :)
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.If your acutely ill, with infection, or have other significant physical stressors (like surgery), it's not unreasonable to expect this to transiently affect your CD4 count and viral load. For this reason, we typically don't Read more »

HIV + and Laser Eye surgery

Laser Eye SurgeryI have been HIV-pos for about 8 years and have had no significant problems. My t Cell count is 900+ and my viral load is undetectable. I want to get laser surgery to correct near-sightedness. Has any new information come out on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have had numerous patients undergo a variety of eye procedures including Lasik surgery. Outcomes have been similar to the general population. KH Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...for HIV-related lipoatrophy. It containspoly-L-lactic acid, a man-made product that has a long history of use inreconstructive surgery. It requires three to six sessions and a touch-up everyyear. It costs approximately $1,500 per office visit.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Aptivus

...if you are about to or are taking this drug! Use with caution by people who may be at risk of increased bleeding from trauma, surgery or other medical conditions, or who are taking medications known to increase the risk of bleeding such as... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

...reasons: side effects are intolerable, there's a drug interaction, if they run out of any of their medications or if they have surgery scheduled. Treatment interruptions are not recommended in response to treatment failure. ART should only be... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...Prevalence in the Transgender Population HIV Risk Among Transgenders Transgender Health and Hormone Therapy Sex Reassignment Surgery and HIV Optimizing Health Care Conclusion Selected Sources Transgender persons... Read more »
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rush surgery

Posted by alive2
...i had a feeling my ankle was really badly hurt, i just received a message from surgeon 1 day after i seen him, that i needed surgery to repair damage on my ankle, the swelling isnt getting better its getting worse, the knee keeps getting bigger,... 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 »

HPV POST SURGERY

Posted by HealingPower, 1 Reply
...Okay, so I had my surgery last Wednesday(thank the Lord for Anesthesia) May 31. I took Thurs/Fri off, and glad I did they gave me Hydrocodone/Apap and Read more »

surgery

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