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Posted by nomoreworry4me
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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 organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
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 organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
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 organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

Donor blood center test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Quick question if anyone knows out there. What type of test does the blood center use to test for hiv? How effective is it? It would seem nothing would get past them. Right? Where can you get the kind of test done that the blood center uses? ... Read more »

We are using a sperm donor to have a baby

Posted by clairedh, 2 Replies
My husband is positive and I am negative. We have been married for 6 years. We have finally decided to use a sperm donor to have a baby. Is there anyone else out there in a similar situation? I am not sure how to explain to our family members... Read more »
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HIV organ donation

I have been listed as an organ donor on my driver's license for almost 20 years (I am 40 now). I ser-converted last year. Do I need to remove that from my license? Can my organs be donated to an HIV+ person? I live in MD. Do they have a...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Hi TimYes it should be removed from your license. Unfortunately there is no safe way to use organs from HIV positive persons for transplant. Transplant to other HIV persons would risk superinfection with a different HIV variant that may affect that... Read more »

Live Organ Donor Denied Life Insurance

My mother has cancer in her liver.Her only chance of survival is to receive a liver transplant. Fortuneately, I am compatable and able to donate half of my liver to her( these two halves will regenerate into full livers). Because this procedure has...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Unfortunately, you should've applied for life insurance before you decided to be a donor for your mother. The insurance company can deny to offer you a policy because you are about to have a medical procedure that has risk. If you were to... Read more »

Organ donation

Dr. Moyle,I am responding to an answer you gave in September regarding HIV positive individuals being organ donors. You responded that they can't due to transmission of the virus. Are you aware that in Illinois, HIV positive people have been...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Thanks for your contribution. regardsDr Moyle... Read more »

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 organs). Talk to your HIV specialist physician. He or she can advise you regarding local... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Health officials from CMS , which oversees organ procurement programs and hospitals in the U.S., are investigating the three hospitals involved in the case of four transplant recipients in the Chicago area who in January contracted HIV and hepatitis... Read more »
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 for Organ... 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 slowly move along,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Absolute Need" for Donors to Fulfill Global Fund Pledges is Organization's Most "Pressing Issue," Letter to Editor Says

The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is the "only global enterprise fighting" the three diseases, with an "astonishing low percentage of overhead," Edward Scott and Jack Valenti -- chair and president, respectively, of the... Read more »