Do you know someone who has AIDS? Or maybe you've heard about a celebrity who has it? Here are some quick facts:
AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV.
If you've got AIDS, your body finds it harder and harder to fight off infections.
The most common way to get AIDS is by having sex with someone who has it. But there are other ways, too.
Talk about anesthesia, drugs that numb you for the surgery.
Your surgery should take 45 minutes or less.
Your doctor will use one of these types of anesthesia so you don’t feel anything during the surgery:
Local: Your doctor will numb your mouth with a shot of Novocaine in your gums.You may also breathe nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to relax or even doze during surgery. You should feel alert again shortly afterward.
IV sedation: The doctor will numb your mouth and also give you drugs through a vein in your arm to make you drowsy. You might sleep the whole time.