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Am I At Risk For Getting AIDS If I Had A Kidney Transplant?

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HIV and Kidney Disease

Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? HIV disease can cause kidney failure due to HIV infection of kidney cells. This is known as HIV-Associated Nephropathy or HIVAN. Other causes of kidney disease include diabetes and high blood pressure. These problems, especially HIVAN, are much more common in African-Americans. Taking some medications used to treat HIV infections or related health issues can also cause kidney disease. Kidney...
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Kidney Transplant

I live in Honolulu. I have been HIV+ for over 15 years. My kidneys eventually gave out (ESRD) and I am now on dialysis.However, the answer that I keep receiving from my medical team is "we don't do transplants because of the risk of the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In many transplant centers HIV+ patients doing well on treatment are candidates for a kidney transplant and generally seem to do almost as well as HIV- patients after the transplant. KH... Read more »

Kidney Transplantation

Hello Doc.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....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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... Read more »

kidney transplant in hiv patients

are there any trial studies being done on kidney transplants for healthy hiv patients if so, where and what were the results? bill...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I am sorry but I am not aware of any studies on kidney transplants for HIV-infected patients. I suspect that some of the larger transplant centers may have had some experience with this issue, but I have not seen any information. I hope you can find... Read more »

HIV+ and kidney transplant

Can a dyalisis patient and HIV+ (undetectable viral load for past 3 years, otherwise healthy and strong) get a kidney transplant. Where, who to contact? NYC area...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Some medical centers have recently started to offer transplants to HIV+s. I'm not aware that anyone in New York has done this yet, but transplants have been done at Univ. of Pittsburgh and the Cleveland Clinic. I'd start by contacting... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm... Read more »

whats my chance of getting AIDS by giving oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a sex worker in China. It lasted for about 1-2 minutes and I didn't feel any cuts in my mouth. What would be the possibility of me contracting AIDS this way assuming if she was HIV positive?

This is the most... Read more »

Kidney Dialysis and AIDS

Posted by AlecPupah, 1 Reply
Hi, I am in the beginning stages of dialysis. My T-cells are currently 112, my viral load 40,000. Not great but better than they have been in years. Anyway, I am wondering if anyone else has been in this same situation that may be able to give me... Read more »

Can you get HIV if precum/semen gets into your nose?

Posted by thatdude2009, 1 Reply
Hi. So I think I have put myself at a high risk situation. I read a similar post on here In the forums but it doesn't really answer the question.

Can you catch HIV if precum/semen gets in your nose? I've seen health websites mention if it gets in... Read more »