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Hiv In Organ Donor

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Donation of Organ

Hi Dr. Bob,Before becoming infected, I held a donor card. Clearly, my organs would not be used, if I died now in an HIV negative person. Would it be possible for my organs to be donated, if I died to someone who is Poz?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIVers can be organ donors in some locales. Illinois was the first state to allow HIV-positive folks to register as organ donors (for other HIVers needing Read more »

Next steps?

Hi Dr. Bob, it's "Info Overload" man back again.VL = 262,000 with cd4 @ 298. The good news was NO... Read more »

Organ donation

Dr. Moyle,I am responding to an answer you gave in September regarding HIV positive individuals... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four Transplant Recipients Contract HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

... Four transplant recipients in Chicago in January contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a high-risk organ donor due to a "rarely encountered flaw" in the test used to detect those diseases, the Chicago Tribune reports. A United Network Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CMS Officials Investigate Case Involving Four Transplant Recipients Who Contracted HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

...in the case of four transplant recipients in the Chicago area who in January contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a high-risk organ donor, the AP/Google.com reports (Tanner, AP/Google.com, 11/16). According to officials at Gift of Hope Organ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Patients Get Fresh Hopes for Donor Organs

...B, has joined 18,646 patients on the national liver transplant waiting list. Like Kramer, a significant number of people with HIV are also infected with hepatitis B or C or both. A few years ago, organ transplants for people with HIV were... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Organizations Highlight Plight of HIV-Positive Haitians, Call for Donors to Support "Whole of Society" Health System Strengthening

... Organizations attending the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010 highlighted the plight of HIV-positive earthquake survivors in Haiti who are "still waiting for aid promised to them before" the quake as rebuilding efforts Read more »
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...Home / News / Nation 4 patients get HIV from organ donor Email|Print| Text size + By Lindsey Tanner AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007 CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk Read more »

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...Home / News / Nation 4 patients get HIV from organ donor Email|Print| Text size ? + By Lindsey Tanner AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007 CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

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...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands Read more »