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National Organizations For Hiv

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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Organization Adds Voice Against HIV-Specific Criminal Laws

The National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) is voicing its opposition to the HIV-specific criminal laws on the books in 34 states and two US territories. "HIV criminalization has often resulted in egregious human... Read more »
UNAIDS

European Commission, World Health Organization and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Take a United Stand Against Killer Diseases

Brussels -- Today the European Commission, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) announce a common stand against the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in the developing world.... Read more »
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National HIV Testing Day

I heard that there is a day in June that is national HIV testing day. Do you know what day that is, and where you go for tests on that day?Thanks,Jim...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. National HIV Testing Day is June 27th of each year, and is sponsored by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA). The purpose of National HIV Testing Day is to increase awareness for HIV testing. If you... Read more »

Can Hep C + persons donate organs

Can Hep C+ persons donate organs other than liver to others in general or to others infected by Hep C...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,There are many local and national standards to organ and tissue donation, but in general, HIV and HCV are restrictions to donation. That said, there is a movement to have the ban on HIV+ donations in the US, so that positives who need organs... Read more »

poor nations

I am sitting at my computer in tears having just read the post from the person who is "In a very poor country" finding him/herself unable to access Sustiva. I am a physician myself and a person with HIV. How lucky I am to be in the USA...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Doctor--Thanks for your post and kind words. There are many persons who help with the developing world-- in many different ways and capacities.While most work through a variety of organizations or NGOs, I'd see no reason why your very... Read more »

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 »
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4 patients get HIV from organ donor
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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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4 patients get HIV from organ donor
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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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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 »

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 »