Are Dialysis Patients Tested For Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...infections or related health issues can also cause kidney disease. Kidney problems can lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or kidney failure. This can require dialysis or a kidney transplant. The rate of kidney disease in patients with HIV has gone down significantly since the introduction of modern antiretroviral therapy (ART.) However, about 30% of people with HIV may have kidney disease. If kidney disease advances, it can cause heart...
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When to take Medications

I have a friend on dialysis and is HIV positive. His medication says take after dialysis but he takes it before. Is there any harm in what he's doing
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Many HIV medications are eliminated from the body via the kidneys- for this reason, dialysispatients are to take their HIV medications Read more »

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), I felt a...
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 HIVtesting would have been done and if negative you would be off of Read more »

kill hiv with lasers

"Visible Light Pulses Knock Out Viruses in Blood" The technique destroys a virus with a pulse of light from a low-power laser. The pulse produces mechanical vibrations in the virus shell, or capsid, irreversibly damaging and disintegrating it, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for your "one question," yes, stem-cell research has almost unlimited potential to treat a wide range of diseases, including HIV. One more reason to vote for Obama/Biden and the Democrats in November!Dr. Bob 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 very...
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 »
Test Positive Aware Network


...needed if they are taken at the same time. Kaletra should be increased to three tablets twice a day in people who previously took HIV drugs. Use caution with anti-convulsants: Dilantin (phenytoin), phenobarbital, and Tegretol (carbamazepine). The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing might come back if you re-start the same drugs. Resistance testing helps doctors make better treatment decisions for their patients. How Does Resistance Develop? HIV usually becomes resistant when it is not totally controlled by drugs... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

... Your HIV-positive test result only lets you know that you've been infected with HIV. To find out if it's time to get HIV treatment, you'll Read more »