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American Academy of HIV Medicine

National HIV Organizations Call on Presidential Candidates to Address HIV/AIDS Issues

Washington, D.C. -- The leaders of national HIV/AIDS organizations are coordinating efforts to focus renewed attention to HIV/AIDS issues in the United States. They have contacted the presidential candidates of both parties regarding important... Read more »
AIDS United

Senate Unanimously Passes HIV Organ Policy Equity Act

On Monday, June 17, the Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act (S. 330), which would repeal the ban on organ donation from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients. The bill would also allow research into... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Bill to Lift Ban on HIV Organ Donation Passes House Committee

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has approved H.R. 698, the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which -- if approved by the full House -- would lift a ban on HIV-infected organ donation to HIV-infected recipients. Rep.... 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 »

HIV organ damage

I have been HIV positive 13 years and current cd4 439, vl=6536. I am still not on meds,What type organ damage can occur with my delay?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
No organ damage per se. You still have a relatively high CD4 cell count.Some studies show that those who had low CD4 cell count at start of therapy may eventually have more cognitive dysfunction and possibly more bone loss, but these facts cannot be... Read more »

Donating Organs

Is there any use at all for organs to be donated to other individuals with HIV/AIDS. What about bone marrow?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question-any answers or comments from readers would be appreciated. I am not aware of such a program right now. KH... 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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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
Hallo. I have read a lot of articles before asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Non-Organizations

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a small business owner looking to do an 11 x 17 calenar which will be targeted toward people of color. I would like to donate a portion of the proceeds from the calendar to a non-profit organizations which helps people of color. I looking for... Read more »

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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 »

organ donor with hiv wperiod

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 »