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Is Hiv A Living Organism

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
UCLA AIDS Institute

UCLA-Engineered Stem Cells Seek Out and Kill HIV in Living Organisms

Expanding on previous research providing proof-of-principle that human stem cells can be genetically engineered into HIV-fighting cells, a team of UCLA researchers has now demonstrated that these cells can actually attack HIV-infected cells in a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Illinois House Passes Bill to Allow HIV-Positive Residents to Donate Organs to People Living With HIV

The Illinois House on Friday approved 95-22 a bill (HB 3857 ) that would allow HIV-positive residents to donate their organs to other residents living with HIV, the AP/St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The bill, which awaits a vote in the state... Read more »

HOPE Act May Not Help People Living With HIV in Need of Organ Transplants

Despite its very optimistic name, the U.S. government's HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, or HOPE Act, might not actually significantly increase the availability of high-quality organs for people living with HIV who are on the national transplant waiting... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Does Organized Religion Divide Us Instead Of Bring Us Together?

As a gay man active in the HIV/AIDS community, I look on organized religion from something of an "outsider view." The church I attended as a child, back home in Connecticut, just recently voted to be "open and affirming" toward...
Steven Pieters

Response from Steven Pieters

Metropolitan Community Church of LA
You make many good points. It is true that organized religion can be divisive, and you are certainly not the first to observe that Christians can be less than open, generous and loving in dealing with non-Christians, or lesbians and gay men, or any... Read more »

Organic Dementia

My partner and I have been diagnosed HIV + since 1993 and up to last year we were healthy. However, he started having severe issues with memory and after hospitalization in a mental hospital for a week and a long journey through social services...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Dementia is a known complication of HIV infection. It tends to occur late in the course of HIV infection, and is usually associated with high viral loads and low CD4 counts seen in people who are not taking HAART or who are on a failing HAART... Read more »
Connect With Others

New Organization for INternational Service by HIV+

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »

organ donor had hiv in window period

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 »

help me start a charity organization

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im an hiv positive African woman living in America.Long before l tested positive ,l wanted to start a charity for people with Hiv/Aids and now l feel the need more and more each day as l read about the many hardships that they have to got through... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous

Housing Works will hire a federal issues organizer to coordinate and carry out advocacy in Washington, D.C. with and on behalf of homeless New Yorkers living with AIDS and HIV. The federal issues... Read more »