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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?...
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 »

Kidney Transplant/Dialysis

I've had HIV for 2 years and now am undetectable with viral load of about 550. I've been... 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... Read more »
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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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Comparing Viruses -- HIV and Hepatitis C in Mostly Men

In high-income countries today, HIV is most commonly transmitted in the following ways: unprotected sex sharing equipment for substance use Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is also transmitted in similar ways, particularly among HIV positive men.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients

In the current study, a sample of HIV patients completed a questionnaire identifying their demographic characteristics and risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV). A chart review was conducted to confirm the information obtained in the survey. Risk... Read more »
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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 »

OZONE PROVEN TO KILL AIDS VIRUS

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I PURCHASED A MEDICAL OZONE DEVICE.VERY HIGH QUALITY DEVICE.IF USED PROPERLY IT IS COMMONLY REPORTED TO KNOCK OUT AIDS.THE CONCEPT AND DEVICE IS DEFAMED BY FDA AND AMA BECAUSE OF SPECIAL INTERESTS AND IGNORANCE IN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY.THE... 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.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122602394113... Read more »