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Organ Donor Infects Four With Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of the United States (US) population in 2006, they accounted for 17% of new HIV infections in the 50 states
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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 Read more »

Child's Casual Contact with HIV infected person

Hi,Every week, I bring my two year old with me to visit my grandmother. My cousin also lives with her and is HIV positive. I learned this a few months ago, when he started receiving treatment after actually being categorized as having AIDS. He is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV is not transmitted by casual contact. Period. It's unfortunate that your pediatrician frightened us so unnecessarily. She is Read more »

Grandfather and HIV (CASUAL CONTACT, 2009)

My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my grandpa hugs/holds me for LONG periods of time(like 5 minutes), he also ALWAYS kisses my face, cheeks and when he's hugging/holding me, he kisses the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your mom is right about this issue! Your fears are completely unwarranted. HIV testing is neither needed nor recommended. HIV cannot be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging, holding, kissing, sharing Read more »

Livign with an HIV+ friend

I'm living with an HIV+ friend. We have NO sex and share NO needles. But share plates, glasses, utencils, etc. Am I 100% safe?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yes, absofrickinlutely!HIV cannot be transmitted by casual contact, including contact with plates, glasses, utensils, or sharing bathrooms, etc. See below.Dr. Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four Transplant Recipients Contract HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

...(Newbart, Chicago Sun-Times , 11/14). " Four Transplant Recipients Contract HIV " (Grady, New York Times , 11/14). " Chicago organ donor infects four with HIV " (Moore, Washington Times , 11/14). Back to other news for November 2007 ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Patients Get Fresh Hopes for Donor Organs

...B, has joined 18,646 patients on the national liver transplant waiting list. Like Kramer, a significant number of people with HIV are also infected with hepatitis B or C or both. A few years ago, organ transplants for people with HIV were... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...in the case of four transplant recipients in the Chicago area who in January contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a high-risk organ donor, the AP/Google.com reports (Tanner, AP/Google.com, 11/16). According to officials at Gift of Hope Organ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rare HIV Transmission Changed Transplant Practice

...20 years, it prompted an "exaggerated" response by some US transplant surgeons, a new study suggests. CDC-defined high-risk organ donors (HRDs) include those who, in the past five years, have engaged in specific risk behaviors: men having sex... Read more »
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...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands Read more »