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Rejection Of Hiv Organ Transplant

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocacy Groups Make Progress to Ensure Equal Access to Organ Transplants for HIV-Positive Patients

Advocacy groups say they are making progress in ensuring that HIV-positive people are not denied organ transplants because of their HIV status, the AP/ Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. Insurers in the past have denied coverage for transplants to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIAID to Study Organ Transplants in HIV-Positive Patients; Practice Becoming More Prevalent

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has begun a five-year study to examine the outcomes of organ transplants in HIV-positive patients whose organ failure often "has nothing to do with HIV" but stems from other diseases... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Taiwan Hospital Transplants Five HIV-Infected Organs

Last week in Taiwan, five transplant recipients received organs from a deceased HIV-infected donor due to a lapse in operating procedures, the Taipei-based National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) announced on its website over the weekend. NTUH... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Organ Transplant-Immunosuppressed-WB Inconclusive

Dr. Bob,I recently tested positive with the Elisa and Inconclusive WB. My Dr., ordered another WB which again was inconclusive. Today the ID group I have been referred to requested a HIVQ, CD4/CD8 and an Enumeration test. I am 10+ years post organ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Don't Ever Give Up,I do not believe another virus is confounding your HIV test results. I also do not believe you are HIV positive. More than likely your ELISA is a false-positive. Indeterminate test results account for 4% to 20% of... 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 Pittsburg. Dr. Fung( who will do transplant) & Dr. Rani(HIV expert for transplant) have done a paper. Dr. Fung sent this to Insurance company. It...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
There is an appeal process under health plan. When your insurance company denied your claim, they had to give you the reasons for the denial and reference the reasons back to plan provisions. You should reveiw the denial carefully and then file a... Read more »

Kidney Transplant/Dialysis

I've had HIV for 2 years and now am undetectable with viral load of about 550. I've been having kidney problems, so my doctor sent me to a nephrologist. They did a biopsy and found that it was not cancer, but my creatinine level is high...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
First of all, there is an entity called HIV-associated nephropathy ("HIVAN") that can cause kidney failure. Secondly, it is true that organ transplants are rarely done in HIV+s, although attitudes are changing about his because it now... Read more »

First claim of aids cure from the scientific community and qualified medical doctors! (BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT,"FUNCTIONAL CURE"

Hi Dr. Bob,While I dont have hiv nor have been at risk, I follow your posts just for your great sense of humour and expert knowledge.Anyway, the news just broke that German doctors have had a breakthrough which might be a big step in finding a CURE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,See below.Dr. Bobbone marrow transplant???Nov 14, 2008 Hi Doctor, My boyfriend just showed me this article http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-11-12-aids-cure_N.htm Is this possible true? what do you think about it? Response from Dr.... Read more »
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Organ Transplant & Drug Users Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do people with transplants and drug users have a longer window period? - I'm assuming it is because their body is not strong enough to build antibodies. If stress can do so much to people as everybody says, then why isn't stress in this group?

Doe... Read more »

organ donor had hiv read asap

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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 »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
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 »