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Author Topic: the effects of Gastric Bypass and women living with HIV  (Read 7267 times)

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Offline starmarc1

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the effects of Gastric Bypass and women living with HIV
« on: November 11, 2011, 07:30:49 PM »
hello everybody
 i am very interested in knowing if any of you guys have any information on the effects of HIV in woman who had a gastric bypass weight loss surgery. I am positive and will be undergoing weight loss surgery, completely documenting everything,  but just wanted to know if anyone has been here before.
thanks

Offline emeraldize

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Re: the effects of Gastric Bypass and women living with HIV
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 08:39:45 PM »
Hello and Welcome,

Were I you, I would want to know of the following article.

http://www.aidsbeacon.com/news/2010/09/21/bariatric-surgery-may-effectively-treat-obesity-in-people-with-hiv-aid/

Best of luck. I'm sure you're very excited about the surgery and your future.
Em

Offline starmarc1

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Re: the effects of Gastric Bypass and women living with HIV
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 06:30:24 AM »
thank you so much em,
 this is the second article i have found and your article and the one i read basically said the same thing. the good can mostly out weight the bad although, their may be complications afterwards. i will continue to post everything that's happening to me on this site so you all can have information.

i am very excited about the surgery my date is December 19, 2011 and i know this is about to be a major journey for me but i am ready. i will post  a little history about me soon. thanks for responding!

Offline starmarc1

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Re: the effects of Gastric Bypass and women living with HIV
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011, 06:53:05 AM »
hello everyone.... due to lack of information out in the world about being positive and undergoing gastric bypass...i am going to try to post information about what is happening to me personally as i am having gastric bypass surgery scheduled December 19, 2011. I hope this is able to help somebody.

 i am 34 african american female, i have 2 children (both negative) I was dx in 96, i have never been on any meds except for during my last pregnancy as precaution in 07. i am currently not on any meds either except for high blood pressure and my valtrex, yes i also have herpes. currently i am 5' 8" and weigh 307 pounds i suffer from high blood pressure, sleep apnea(mild) high cholesterol, and vitamin deficiency.
i am deficient in vitamin A, D, B12, and iron

April, 2011 numbers
CD4-915
CD8- 1235
Viral Load- 7437copies

September numbers:
CD4- 951
CD8- 1201
Viral Load- 1430copies

so here i am today, i am currently taking multivitamins, calcium citrate with d3, and b12 bilinguals.
 i will be doing more blood work in December which will be my last blood drawn before the surgery so i will have a way to compare because i will get my blood drawn a month after surgery and every month for the next 6 months just to keep records so i can document what happens. i really hope this reaches out to somebody so it will be of help. i will keep you guys posted soon

Offline emeraldize

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Re: the effects of Gastric Bypass and women living with HIV
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 08:24:00 PM »
You're welcome and welcome to the forums.

Good luck with your journey and journaling.

Your med-free numbers are amazing!

We'll look for your continued updates.

Offline ihopei

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Re: the effects of Gastric Bypass and women living with HIV
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 05:16:29 PM »
hello, i had a gastric sleeve in march, i was 269 and i lost 100lbs, don't have any complication with hiv treatment, so let me know if u need more info. the doctor advised me sleeve because he was afraid with bypass i'll not digest treatments. take care xoxoxo

Offline starmarc1

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Re: the effects of Gastric Bypass and women living with HIV
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 06:18:27 PM »
Wow that's great ihopei, my insurance won't pay for sleeve. Are you on meds?...did your tcell and viral load go crazy after surgery?

Offline starmarc1

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Re: the effects of Gastric Bypass and women living with HIV
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 08:00:39 PM »
hello, i had so much success with the gastric bypass, i am not on any meds and i have dropped 71lbs so far. will keep up with better updates!!

Offline niecy_nurse

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Re: the effects of Gastric Bypass and women living with HIV
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 09:50:07 AM »
I had my gastric sleeve done June 15th and was diagnosed with HIV July 6. I started taking Complera a week ago and it must be taken with at least a 400 calorie meal.  Because of the surgery, I get full quickly, so I hope that the med work. I am happy with the the results, being that I have lost 55 lbs thus far. Good luck to you.

Niecy
Diagnosed July 6, 2012 by mouth swab
Confirmed July 25, 2012: VL=821
August 7, 2012: VL=1054, CD4:578
Sept. 12, 2012: CD4=701
Sept. 13, 2012: Started Complera
Oct. 5, 2012: VL=UD; CD4=809

Offline nicki763

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Re: the effects of Gastric Bypass and women living with HIV
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2013, 12:41:03 PM »
thanks I am 45 and had RNY 3/21/13 and it has been hard to keep all my meds down. I have a lot to take and I get sick and am tired a lot. I have been looking for some one who have had surgery who also has HIV to talk to about getting through this hard time :)

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Re: the effects of Gastric Bypass and women living with HIV
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 02:07:04 AM »
I will also be having weight loss surgery (gastric sleeve) soon... May 6th 2013 and I am very concerned about how to take my HIV meds I have watched a cpl videos on youtube with people who have had the gastric sleeve and they had to crush their medications because it's hard to swallow after surgery. My HIV meds are extended release and can't be crushed. My HIV dr. was no help at all (may have to find a new one) and the pharmacy doesn't know either there's no liquid form for my meds all my non HIV ones I take can be crushed or opened. I will see my weight loss surgery dr. on Thursday and see if he knows.


hello everybody
 i am very interested in knowing if any of you guys have any information on the effects of HIV in woman who had a gastric bypass weight loss surgery. I am positive and will be undergoing weight loss surgery, completely documenting everything,  but just wanted to know if anyone has been here before.
thanks
I've spent half my life tryin to get rid of my dick and the rest of my life tryin to get my hands on one!

Peace!

Jazi :-)

 


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