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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off...
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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 »

Donating corneas, other organs or cadaver

Should you not donate your corneas, other organs or your cadaver if you are male and had sex with men? What if you and your partner are both male, with not even one tiny exception you have been faithful, your partner says with not even one tiny...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.The guidelines in the United States are that men who have had sex with men,are deferred from donation of blood and body parts. The reason is that thissector of the population is at increased risk for HIV, Hepatitis... Read more »

Cured of Hep C : can I donate organs?

About three years ago I spent a year on Interfuron and after the treatment, my gastro told me I was cured. I was so excited that I could give blood again that I tried to donate. They told me I could not donate blood ever in my life. Could you please...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Yes you are considered by the medical community to be cured of hepatitis C. There are very rare instances where patients have had a relapse of their original infection. Congratulations on your great results.However, blood banks do not discriminate... Read more »

Corneas, organs or tissue donation and gay men

1. Should negative HIV gay men not sign an organ donor card inaccordance with FDA and CDC guidelines for organ donation? 2. Howabout corneas where there are no white blood cells? 3. How aboutanother gay man with HIV who needs an organ or tissue?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue. If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and tissues. This is to... Read more »
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4 patients get HIV from organ donor
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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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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 »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
Hi, I'm new to this board and wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver.

Over 5... Read more »