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Rejection Of Hiv Organ Transplant

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Solumedrol for corneal graft rejection w/ HIV?

I tested positive in 1985 but have never had any opportunistic infections. Currently my meds keep (and have kept for many years) my viral load undetectable with t-4 cells above 1500....in other words I am doing extremely well. Last year I received...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...There should not be a tremendous risk of problems related to HIV infection with use of solumedrol for this rejection. Even if you needed to stay on this or similar meds (like prednisone) once things calm down with your eye, chances are your Read more »

HIV blood banks

This may seem obvious to some but i'm wondering (apart from if they were to have an operation) why... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kidney Transplants Found Safe in HIV Patients

...three. "A multivariate proportional-hazards analysis showed that the risk of graft loss was increased among patients treated for rejection (hazard ratio [HR], 2.8; 95 percent confidence interval [CI], 1.2-6.6; P=0.02) and those receiving... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Kidneys Transplanted Between HIV-Infected Patients

... A South African report of successful kidney transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients is sparking renewed interest in offering such procedures in the United States. The Read more »
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Kidney Transplant Survival Can Be Long-Term for People With HIV

...cripples the body's immune system. Transplant patients also take drugs that suppress their immune systems in order to prevent organ rejection, a regimen thought to further threaten their already fragile immune systems. Locke says their study... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Pioneers HIV-Positive Transplants

... Cape Town surgeons recently conducted the first organ transplants from one HIV-positive patient to another, opening up a procedure that South African authorities once banned for those infected. Read more »
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...public health officials are investigating the Chicago cases. But they emphasized that the risk of getting any disease from transplanted organs is less than 0.01 percent. Noting that more than 400,000 transplants have occurred nationwide in the... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...public health officials are investigating the Chicago cases. But they emphasized that the risk of getting any disease from transplanted organs is less than 0.01 percent. Noting that more than 400,000 transplants have occurred nationwide in the... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...public health officials are investigating the Chicago cases. But they emphasized that the risk of getting any disease from transplanted organs is less than 0.01 percent. Noting that more than 400,000 transplants have occurred nationwide in the... Read more »

No One has a real idea about seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...So based on this my 3 month -ve is worthless. I guess my diarrhea, headaches, appendicitis, and allergies are all related to hiv. Maybe I'll go see a doctor and see if I can start taking meds Read more »