Lack of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus in chronic hemodialysis patients

Guido O. Perez, Carmen Ortiz, Maria de Medina, Eugene Schiff, Jacques J. Bourgoignie

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Abstract

We carried out a prospective 2-year study on the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in a chronic dialysis unit with a high prevalence (11%) of the infection. Only 1 of 45 HIV-negative patients seroconverted, and this was related to the administration of contaminated blood. We conclude that current Centers for Disease Control criteria are sufficient to prevent transmission of HIV infection in dialysis units.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-126
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Nephrology
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

Keywords

  • Antibodies
  • Antigen
  • Hemodialysis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Seroconversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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