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Are Dialysis Patients Tested For Hiv

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Increased Risk for Dialysis Found With HIV Infection

In high-income countries such as Canada, Australia and the U.S. and in regions such as Western Europe, the widespread availability of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has greatly reduced deaths due to AIDS-related... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Hundreds Face Dialysis Scare

Hundreds of kidney patients on Vancouver Island and around British Columbia (BC) will need HIV and hepatitis B and C testing following malfunctions detected May 26 in dialysis machines at Royal Jubilee Hospital. All 40 Baxter Aurora machines at the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Only 10% of Patients Referred for HIV Testing by Emergency Rooms Undergo Test, Study Says

Only about 10% of people referred for HIV testing by emergency room personnel ever go to clinics to obtain the testing, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters Health ... Read more »
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Dialysis nurse with eye splash incident

Hello Doctor,This incident happened Saturday 12/30/06. I'm a dialysis nurse and was returning pt's blood back to him from the machine and while disconnecting Hansens (ports where dialysate, dialysis solution, comes in/out of the dialyzer),...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Was the patient known to be HIV+? I am assuming the was. If not, then HIV testing would have been done and if negative you would be off of the HIV meds.You do not report what your labs were before this incident. What was your creatinine, BUN and... Read more »

Re: Dialysis nurse with eye splash incident

Yes, the pt is HIV+, and I don't know his viral load since he does not see his doctors. My labs were perfect, within the normal limits since the transplant. My last blood values from 12/13 as follows: WBC 9.6, BUN 15, Creat 1.1. They have been...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, I saw your follow up post and although Dr. Wohl answered your first question I decided to answer since this is a time-sensitive issue. The exposure you describe is either low risk (if the splash was blood) or extremely low risk if the splash... Read more »

Follow up: Dialysis nurse with eye splash incident

Hello again Doctor,My nephrologist called back today and said Viread/Tenofovir in Truvada is nephrotoxic and asked me to stop Truvada and start taking Epzicom one a day for 30 days along with Reyataz and Norvir (said these two are safe).Side effects...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Thanks for the update. I am copying your last post below.Your creatinine may have gone up due to your Prograf level increasing, probably from the Norvir. Tenofovir is generally very safe but in your case, I would have chosen a different option.... Read more »

Hiv/Aids dialysis?

It is my understanding a patient who suffers from kidney failure goes through dialysis in which their blood is recycled through a machine, cleansed and put back in. Why can't the same type method be done for a person with the Aids virus?...
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
Excellent question. However, the amount of HIV in the blood is only about 5% of the total amount that is in the body. So, you wouldn't be getting rid of much even with repeat treatments. Most of the virus lives in lymph nodes and other places... Read more »
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6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

Patients with concomitant HIV and CVID

Posted by Impossible
Here's a short power point presentation

One of their patients who has HIV after going on HAART or ART saw there immunoglobulin levels greatly decrease indicating somehow HIV was masking their... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job,... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. Read more »