I just got a call from a young man who is HIV positive. He has been turned down for a hair transplant by a number of doctors. He said he felt like he was some leper.
I have performed hair transplants on many HIV positive patients. Just like poor or rich patients, I do not discriminate. I have transplanted men with known heart disease, diabetes, women with active cancer, men and women with sexual identity problems and even people with a variety of mental illnesses. Each person is first a human being and I swore an oath to help people in need. That applies as much to cosmetic surgery as to people who are sick and in need of help.