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Liver Transplant With Hiv

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Liver transplant & HIV + but do not have Hep

I am 36 y.o.HIV + Male w/ rising liver enzymes. I do not have hep a,b or c. I had an allergic reaction to a study drug in 1999 and now my liver is failing. What is the success rate for HIV + people & liver transplants....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Good question! The one year survival for HIV+ liver transplants is about 88%, which is just as good as for HIV negative patients. The 2 and 3 year numbers start to drop off some, but that is probably because people are not treating the hepatitis in... Read more »

can do liver transplant for HIV patient

Hi, My dad got HIV postive and HCV as well. his genotype is 1a. He's been infected for nearly... Read more »

2nd regection of Liver Transplant in Heb B & HIV+

I had my prevaluation(whichCapital Blue Cross of PA approved!) at Starzl Transplant Center in... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: HIV Liver Transplant Outcomes Studied

Following liver transplantation, HIV-positive recipients have survival rates similar to HIV-negative recipients, according to a British research team. Kosh Agarwal at the Institute of Liver Studies at Kings College Hospital in London and colleagues... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Is No Barrier to Successful Liver Transplant for Cancer Treatment

Research from Italy indicates that HIV infection does not preclude liver transplant as treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and is not a predictor of survival rates after transplant. HCC is the most common type of liver cancer and can be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lambda Legal Defense Fund Files Complaint on Behalf of HIV-Positive Veteran Denied Liver Transplant

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Tuesday said it has filed a complaint with the Iowa City VA Medical Center on behalf of an HIV-positive Illinois veteran who was denied consideration for a liver transplant, the Des Moines Register ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York Lawsuit: Hepatitis Patient Mistakenly Got HIV Medication

Liver transplant patient Gregory Rossini has filed suit against New York University Medical Center (NYUMC), claiming the hospital's pharmacy gave him medicine for HIV instead of hepatitis C. The $2 million lawsuit was filed in Manhattan's state... Read more »
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dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?,
my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous
question.can hiv affect the liver,even when a person is not on meds.?my liver enzymes are always high.my liver always hurts and is sore.

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Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Yet more reason to be cautious about use of HAART and to work on liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.

COMPLICATIONS OF HIV/HAART

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After... Read more »

Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
Has anyone experienced joint pain that was diagnosed as relating to either HIV or the meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a burning pain in them. I have liver problems which cause my right shoulder and the right... Read more »