Can an HIV positive person get an O shot ?

Doctor Answers 7

O-Shot and HIV

Thank you for your question.  The short answer is Yes.  As long as your HIV is well controlled, there should be no reason why you cannot have the O-Shot and experience the benefits.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Your own blood goes back into your body so yes you can..  Don't worry and if it will help you go ahead.

Samer Muala, MD
Phoenix Family Physician
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O-shot and HIV

you are simply returning some of your own blood so there is no fear of contamination. If you are receiving treatment, your platelet count may be poor and the resultant effect may not be as good. But it is certainly safe and can have very nice results.

Rick Balharry, MD
Calgary Physician

HIV and O Shot

Thanks for your question!  The O shot requires a normal platelet count in order to be most effective.  In HIV, sometimes your platelet count can drop, so as long as your counts look good, it is totally fine to get!  Best of luck to you!

K. Roxanne Grawe, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Good question. Yes, you can get an O-shot if you are a well controlled, healthier HIV positive patient.

Christopher Balgobin, MD
Minneapolis Physician
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O shot in an HIV positive person

That is a great question.   There is actually a few different prongs to this question first and foremost because it and it is an autologous type of procedure  there is no need to worry about HIV transmission. However, the most important factor is where are you in your immune system. We are looking for platelets that sometimes may be depleted and HIV/AIDS patients. If your   viral load is well-controlled and bloodworm appears normal specifically your platelet count then I would absolutely move forward with getting an O Shot.

David Ghozland, MD
Santa Monica OB/GYN
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You can have the O-shot if you have well controlled HIV

There is no issue with getting the O-shot if you are HIV-positive and your condition is well controlled.

Marco A. Pelosi III, MD
Jersey City OB/GYN
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