I did a search for this forum and didn’t see this topic addressed anywhere. I am HIV positive, MTF/trans, and have problems with unwanted facial hair.
I live in Ohio, and called a couple practitioners about a consultation. I asked over the phone if there were any medical conditions that would preclude me from receiving treatment, and they both said they were unable to perform treatment on anyone who had an infectious or “venereal” disease. Where does that dated language come from, exactly? Is it a state law or what?
Why is the presence of a sexually-transmitted infection a problem for treatment, necessarily? I have close female relatives who are positive for HPV (the virus that causes genital warts) and HSV-2 (the virus that causes herpes) and they have both had treatment. If you’re using a disposable probe that does not break the skin, and observing universal precautions (gloves, a mask, etc.), then where is the risk, exactly?
If I am necessarily excluded from treatment, what are my options? Should I just get a home machine and try and practice on myself? I’m extremely uncomfortable about disclosing both my HIV and trans status, thus I imagine making an “electrolysis buddy” would be difficult.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.