Dialysis And Having Aids Virus

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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? Can't the...
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 Read more »

Kidney Dialysis and HIV

I just had a catheter put in my belly for periotoneal dialysis. I will be starting in July 2003. I... Read more »

HIV Dialysis

Hello, once again thank you for your column. I have a question regarding an article I read in the... Read more »

An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...adults and children. It has also been used for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. This medicine does not cure HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage... Read more »

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Zidovudine was approved by the FDA on March 19, 1987, with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and in children 3 months of age or older. This medicine is also approved for use in HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...Transplantation The Bottom Line 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... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...thereafter. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. For dialysis patients, an additional dose of 200 mg is required after each dialysis. A 50 mg/5 ml oral suspension... Read more »
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The correct med regimen

Posted by Jim327040, 2 Replies
...effectivness. I thank God that he moved me to get more information or my situation could have gone from bad to much worse (like dialysis for the rest of my life!). Remember, your doctors/PAs are well intentioned good people but they can make... Read more »

scared lost but optimistic

Posted by dean661, 10 Replies
I tested positive on April 20 and have taken all of the preliminary tests.I go in to see my doctor for results Monday. If I'm directed to start drug therapy do I listen do I pause and do further research do I stop the recent klonapin prescription so... 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 »
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