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Living with hiv. Should i get breast implants?

By October 31, 2009 - 10:24am
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Hiv+ woman- The comment i read in this thread in reference to the married woman whose husband exposed her deliberately- You are passing along misinformation to someone who is already questioning everything in life being recently diagnosed. YES she CAN have BIOLOGICAL children! The only thing you cant do as a mother is breastfeed. I was diagnosed 3 weeks before my +pregnancy test. I had a perfectly normal pregnancy and child birth. I even delivered vaginally. my son is 4 and in perfect health. He is also hiv-.

My son came to me when i was at my all time low. He was a blessing and he saved my life.

December 28, 2016 - 11:19pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I'm a mother who was diagnosed 25years ago healthy just started taking meds only four years now and I want to have my breast done and yes I even breastfed my son and he didn't get it then and he's now 19teen years old and still is given negative

October 21, 2017 - 5:56pm

Hello Anonymous,
An HIV test is not routinely included in pre-operative blood testing. You may be asked if you have HIV on a pre-operative health questionnaire.


May 10, 2012 - 5:46pm
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When u get breast done do they automatically perform HIV testing

May 10, 2012 - 5:40pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

No but you answer some questions about your health.i think if you real care about yourself you will let your consultant/ surgeon now about your condition if you are hiv+. i had a mastopexy early this year am hiv+ for 8 yrsnow and it was the best choice i ever made

September 14, 2012 - 6:21am

About 2 years ago I posted a question about "Living with HIV and should I get Breast Implants?"

Well I am back... still have not done my surgery but I recently found out the truth on how I got HIV.
My husband has been lying to me for 7 years. I caught the HIV from my husband. When I confronted him he said he did not know he had it and that he did not know how he got it.
We have been married for 2 years now and about a week ago I found out that he lied to me about him not knowing. He was born with HIV and his reason for not telling me the truth was that he did not want to lose me... I am so hurt and I feel so betrayed. How could a person knowing that they have HIV not tell the person they love?
I am still with him, but everyday is a battle with my emotions. There's days that I love him but there's days that I hate him.

I would love to work on our marriage... but it's hard.
Please help... just give me advice and good words of wisdom.

Thank you...Cotton

March 27, 2012 - 4:33pm
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Anonymous (reply to Cotton)

Hi cotton, how are you doing now. Just read your post. I feel you. In same situation. What i have learnt along the way is fight the anger and replace it with love; even purely love for yourself which in turn poura over. I know it is not easy but let love over shadow all.
Sending you love,

December 4, 2014 - 2:30pm
(reply to Cotton)

How did u know u had HIV I've had all sorts of symptoms that resemble HIV my rapist told me he gave me an undetectable strain now what? I've tested and so did he and both negative but I experienced the acute flu like symptoms and thrush and missed periods now what?

October 20, 2013 - 8:58am
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Anonymous (reply to Cotton)

i am sorry but i think there is nothing to do with you husband. he is an ashole (sorry) and no need to appologise. looks like he just was scared not meet anyone ever if he is hiv+ so he lied. this is not love. where love is there is not place to lie. grrr your story made me so angry and i hate him. betrayer is too nice word for him.
if someone says i have not rights to judge anyone..... ok then. but...
i am hiv+ and live with hiv- man. first that i said to his 'i love you' was 'i am hiv+'. i am quite sure he loves me and have no doubts about it. in our sexual life he tries to do things that definitely will infect him but i never allow. i love him a lot as well and will NEVER let him down.
wish you all the best but not with that shitman

April 2, 2012 - 1:14pm
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Anon - Patients who are HIV positive are considered as providing a risk to hospital personnel, and additional mandated procedures must be implemented during surgery. For this reason some physicians refuse to do the procedure, while others will do it but will charge a higher fee, in some cases as much as 60-70% more than the normal fee. If you are HIV positive and do not tell your surgeon you could be liable for criminal endangerment charges.
There is no readily available directory of physicians who do this, it will take some detective work. You may want to try some of the online support groups for HIV positive women. Good luck to you. Pat

August 10, 2010 - 6:04pm
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