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If You Have Hiv Can You Donate Your Organs To Someone Else With Hiv
Not legal in the US: Currently prohibited by law in the US, this approach might be a reasonable way to expand the very inadequate pool of organs. We use this strategy for donors with hepatitis B and hepatitis C. The recipients must always understand and agree. Unless the law is changed, it is not an option in America. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
I got a urine sample taken and they said they found organisms in my urine. Could that mean that I have HIV ?
Why did they keep on letting drug addicts donate blood after HIV was first identified? Didnt they know?
Risk: Short answer is risk. Hiv is transmitted in semen, so there is a theoretical risk of transmission to the woman or any lab workers handling the specimen, although I am not aware of any reported instances of this happening. It is also costly to process the specimen to minimize this risk. ...Read more
Yes: In the first place, they wouldn't draw your blood if it is + , they screen all donors and make sure it is free of infection! ...Read more
Depends: The risk of HIV from blood transfusion donated by friends and family really depends on the individual risk of each family member. Some family members may be at higher risk if they use injection drugs or practice high risk sexual behaviors, which do not involve using barrier protection. While we may like to think that we always know the people who are close to us, this may not always be the case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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