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Surgery

There is no surgical treatment for HIV.

What to think about

People with HIV may need surgery for other conditions. You can have surgery if you are HIV-positive. But you may have a more difficult time healing after surgery if you have a weakened immune system.

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The Difference Between HIV and AIDS

HIV is the virus that can become AIDS. AIDS is defined as the most advanced stage of the virus, where the immune system has become so damaged that you're vulnerable to infection and cancers that come from infections. Those are called opportunistic illnesses, because they take advantage of your weakened immune system. They are often fatal. 

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Last Updated: October 17, 2011
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