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Dialysis And Hiv

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Kidney Dialysis and HIV

I just had a catheter put in my belly for periotoneal dialysis. I will be starting in July 2003. I am not sure if periotoneal dialysis (PD) is right for me. I need to know which form of dialysis is best for a person with HIV. My T-cells are 112 and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I can't help you much. I have had HIV+ patients receive both forms of dialysis but most have had standard hemodialysis. Patients who are doing well HIV-wise and in good mental/physical health otherwise are possible candidates for kidney... Read more »

dialysis nurse with HIV

i have a friend who have HIV and she is dialysis nurse, she allowed to work to do dialysis and... 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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Life-Saver for HIV Patients: Transplants

HIV infection is no longer an automatic reason for denying organ transplantation to patients who are otherwise candidates for the surgery. Since 1989, more than 500 transplants have been performed in patients known to have HIV, according to the... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Update on Occupational Exposure

The following is updated information on the current status of occupationally acquired HIV infection primarily based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reported Cases The number of reported cases through June, 1995 was 46... 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 »

Different Q & A about hiv testing:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
clarificatoin on testing?
Posted: Apr 2, 2001

is a negative result at 4 1/2 months on a salive test goor/reliable after a low risk exposure(fingering?) thank you

The OraSure testing system is generally thought to be an excellent... Read more »

hiv stories

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Hep c delays seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just found info that Hep c will delay seroconversion for Hiv test John Hopkis web site says that Hiv test will show positive 10-14 days after infection but Hep C can delay it to 6-8 weeks.does anyone know what are the symptoms of HEPc ?

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