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475300 tn?1312426726 There are, however, diseases that will prevent organ donation. Examples of two relatively common diseases include being HIV positive and having actively spreading cancer." We should get the straight because almost invariably the answer to this question is inaccurate. People who don't know are always quick to respond with: NO. We should all be donors and just let the doctors determine the suitability of our organs for transplant.
Avatar m tn I must clarify that HCV positive organs CAN be used for transplantation to HCV positive recipients. I wish the CDC would change that part on their page.
Avatar n tn Good point about donating blood, but not sure if there would be a problem with life insurance or even organ donation, as I believe some centers will even accept Hep C infected livers. As to re-taking another antibody test (the "Riba") , I see no harm as long as her husband takes the viral load test as well.
Avatar m tn It is probably much better than this and will probably identify the majority of newly infected HIV positive individuals at between 14 and 21 days. This HIV test is referred to as a fourth generation HIV test. Certainly in our clinic we have had many new diagnoses of patients using this HIV DUO test combination in that time frame.
1024580 tn?1331577721 They certainly do not want a moment of madness on their part to result in their loved ones becoming HIV positive too. So, what is the best HIV test? - Testing for HIV 7 days after exposure Preliminary diagnosis of very early HIV and Hepatitis C disease is now possible at 7 days post possible exposure. This time frame was previously unavailable but utilisation of standard routine technology in a novel diagnostic style will facilitate very early diagnosis.
Avatar m tn The technique is also employed in organ donation settings where organs to be donated are screened for the HIV-1, HIV-2,Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B viruses.
Avatar n tn - 1) being born to an HIV positive mother 2) having an HIV positive blood transfusion or organ donation 3) having unprotected penetrative anal or vaginal sex with someone who is HIV positive 4) rarely through sucking an HIV positive male with ejaculation into your mouth 5) exceptionally rarely - almost unknown - performing oral sex on an HIV positive female You will NOT acquire it any other way - the razor damage is irrelevant.
Avatar m tn maybe these people without the organs would probably die...now they have the organs..and even zo they are hiv positive they are still alive...and if proper follow up is done..they can live a long life...i guess their close relatives would better have them next to them than dead...but its true...info about donors sud be given fully b4 any transplant...
Avatar n tn Children with HIV are infected during birth or by nursing, and people used to catch HIV by blood transfusion or organ donation, although those routes now are rare. Occupational infections in health care workers are rare. Therefore, among all HIV infected adults in the world, probably over 99% were infected by vaginal or anal sex or shared injection equipment.
1024580 tn?1331577721 The technique is also employed in organ donation settings where organs to be donated are screened for the HIV-1, HIV-2,Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B viruses.
Avatar n tn (there are no injection cases here cause no drugs are present so it is purely based on sex) 50 million people in Korea (Average people getting HIV in a day is 2 people) 300,000 people a day visit sex palours 500,000 sex workers work in Korea (room salons, brothels and so on) appox 30,000 people have HIV in Korea 1/8 of that proportion is women being generous lets say 6,000 Sex workers have HIV (OVERLY generous cause most of the women are wives of the men that have it) Ok so 6,000/500,000 = 1%
Avatar n tn In response to the prolonged discussion below, those who don't understand why testing earlier than 3 months is reliable - and why there is an apparently discrepancy between my advice and other sources that suggest wating 3 months - should use the search link and enter 'time to positive HIV test' for many, many discussions. The bottom line is that official sites (e.g., CDC) provide information based ONLY on the test performance itself.
Avatar f tn There are very few diseases which absolutely preclude organ donation - HIV is one. At the time of death medical experts will determine whether any tissue or organ are suitable to be used. People should not automatically assume that they cannot be listed as organ donors because they've been infected with HCV - put "organ donor" on your license because it just might really help someone and it sure can't hurt. §121.6 Organ Procurement.
Avatar n tn People can still be an organ donor and have acute or even chronic hepatitis. Organ donation is a tremendous act of kindness, and there is a great need for organ donors of all ages. In fact, there is no age limit. Even if your liver isn't in good enough shape for donation, perhaps other organs and tissues could be used by someone else. Here are examples of organs, in addition to the liver, that can be used: heart, intestines, kidneys, lungs and pancreas.
Avatar n tn Seven weeks is plenty of time for a syphilis test to become positive. The standard HIV tests in use in the US are for HIV-1 only. Some labs test routinely for HIV-2 but most do not. (Among public health department labs in the US, about half routinely test for both viruses and the other half test only for HIV-1. Similar data are not available for commercial labs.
398059 tn?1447949233 There are only two conditions where organ donation is ruled out completely. A person cannot become an organ or tissue donor if they have been diagnosed with HIV or have, or are suspected of having, CJD." http://www.uktransplant.org.uk/ukt/how_to_become_a_donor/questions/answers/answers_7.jsp#q19 You really need to talk to someone with expertise in this area, though.
1244143 tn?1268501224 Trish : agreed this is a complicated area. Here are some guidelines regarding organ screening in a transplant setting "Screening of donor and recipient prior to solid organ transplantation." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
Avatar n tn ) The exposure date often is known for transfusion-related infections and in newborns exposed to infected moms, but infection by blood or organ donation is vanishingly rare and there are no useful data with the later generation HIV tests; and the immune system of newborns is too immature to allow such data to be applied to HIV-exposed adults.
Avatar f tn Hi thanks for the response...I mean organ donation in the event of my death which hopefully won't be for a many number of years yet. Ideally I would like to register so that eventually I may be able to help others , but having the BRCA2 mutation confuses me as to whether my organs would be ok to donate.
6708370 tn?1471493810 The business of blood products is very costly when any mistakes occur. I believe it's easier and cost effective just to deni Hepatitic C positive donors. The positive side is many donors who weren't aware of their Hepatis C status....do find our and directed to help. All Hepatitis C positive donors are contacted by the Health Department in their county. If not, you can contact them directly to get direct to treatment.
Avatar m tn There are, however, diseases that will prevent organ donation. Examples of two relatively common diseases include being HIV positive and having actively spreading cancer." From: http://hepatitis.about.com/od/questions/f/OrganDonor.
Avatar m tn An argument can be made that sex with men should no longer automatically exclude blood or tissue/organ donation. With modern testing methods, HIV and hepatitis transmission are pretty much things of the past, and the risk would not rise significantly if the were changed. But this is controversial, and I do not encourage individuals to break the rules, but perhaps to work toward changing an irrational policy.
419309 tn?1326506891 ) Perhaps you are uncomfortable with the fact that both judgments and profits are made during the organ donation process. It's a unfortunate reality of life (and death) that any such process will be fraught with imperfections (including but limited to greed), but I don't fault the goal for the processes. Yes, it IS big business if you want to see it that way -- but that's business as usual, isn't it?
Avatar f tn Thanks to tbd1046 for clarifying that one can donate organs even if HCV positive. They are used in case of emergency when no other suitable organs can be found. Organ donation saves lives.
Avatar m tn Just a thought about organ donation. I am a cancer survivor and have been NED (no evidence of disease) for about 6 years. Even tho am considered cancer free I cannot donate my organs. This is also true of Hep C. Perhaps it's based on safety issues as no one can predict future organ transmission.
1420486 tn?1384796753 The closer the match the better because the recipient is less likely to reject the donated organ. However, developments in anti-rejection drugs have made tissue matching less important. More details on this type of testing can be found in the section on kidneys. Crossmatching. The third blood test is an important one. Crossmatching is a further testing of antigen compatibility. In this test, white blood cells from you are mixed with blood from the recipient.
Avatar m tn There is a very rare possibility that someone after a possible risk get tested for HIV by choosing blood donation. any one wanna discuss this?
Avatar m tn Also one very interesting information, a HIV control hosiptal in China who has more than 770000 HIV cases say that none 8 weeks negative turns to positive in the past 17 years. There are too many informations, I just can't list them all also my english is not that good.
Avatar m tn •Persons who have ever injected illegal drugs, including those who injected only once many years ago •Recipients of clotting factor concentrates made before 1987 •Recipients of blood transfusions or solid organ transplants before July 1992 •Patients who have ever received long-term hemodialysis treatment •Persons with known exposures to HCV, such as◦health care workers after needlesticks involving HCV-positive blood ◦recipients of blood or organs from a donor who later tested HCV-positive
29837 tn?1414538248 I’m finally realizing I’m living because I have someone else’s organ in my body. I was so emotional last night, I teared up thinking of the gift a stranger gave to me so I may live a second life. How can one repay someone for that? I tried to contact his family just before being released from the hospital trough the hospital’s social worker, but was told I couldn’t. That was a painful episode. Not being able to thank a family for their son’s or husband’s gift of life to me.