Can people with AIDS and HIV have a hair transplant?
The suitability of hair transplant surgery for people with AIDS or HIV will depend on a number of factors, including the individual's overall health, the stage of their illness, and the medications they are taking. Hair transplant surgery involves removing hair follicles from one area of the scalp and transplanting them into another area. While this procedure does not typically involve significant blood loss, it can cause some minor bleeding. Therefore, people with advanced HIV or AIDS who have compromised immune systems may be more vulnerable to complications during and after the procedure, such as infection. In addition, many people with HIV or AIDS are taking medications that can suppress their immune systems or interfere with blood clotting. These medications may increase the risk of complications during surgery and affect the healing process afterward. Therefore, it is important for people with HIV or AIDS to consult with their doctors and hair transplant surgeon to determine whether the procedure is safe for them. If the surgeon determines that a hair transplant is appropriate, they will likely take extra precautions to minimize the risk of complications and monitor the patient closely during and after the procedure.