Apr 10, 2000
My question is whether I can give up my kidney for my brother while having AIDS, will I pass the virus during the transplantation? Also My viral load has been undetectable and ELISA and DNA PCR undetectable for 3 months after the exposure. Can I rely on these facts and go ahead with the transplantation?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
If you have HIV infection and AIDS, any organ will contain HIV virus, and therefore be transmitted to a recipient. Any transplant team will scrutinize the donor for a variety of diseases including HIV. They will determine whether to use a particular donor or not. It is not clear from your history, whether you are or are not HIV infected.
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