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  • 1.  Body donations for HIV + individuals

    Posted 05-18-2021 09:18
    Hi everyone, I haven't been on here in a while and it's nice to be back.  A patient has stumped me on a question, so I thought I'd pose it to the group for feedback/answers.  Does anyone know of any institutions that will take HIV+ bodies for donation after death.  My patient has pointed out to me that the University of California schools do not take HIV + bodies, which I find very surprising.  Thank you in advance for your time and expertise!

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    James Adams
    Rancho Mirage CA
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  • 2.  RE: Body donations for HIV + individuals

    Posted 05-18-2021 15:52

    Hi Dr. Adams,

     

    UCSD and UCSF exclude donations from individuals with HIV, however organ donations may be possible. Click on the links to obtain more information.

     

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  • 3.  RE: Body donations for HIV + individuals

    Posted 05-19-2021 09:00
    Thank you so much, Carlos!

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    James Adams
    Rancho Mirage CA
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  • 4.  RE: Body donations for HIV + individuals

    Posted 05-18-2021 15:57
    Hi James Adam's.
    Hope you are still enjoying the wonders of the desert world.
    Contact Davy Smith at UCSD (d13smith@health.UCSD.edu).
    He and others have an HIV cure program at UCSD called Last Gift.
    Your patient may want to check this.
    David

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  • 5.  RE: Body donations for HIV + individuals

    Posted 05-19-2021 09:01
    Sir David:
    Thank you for your response.  I hope you're doing well, my friend.  Miss you, 
    James

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    James Adams
    Rancho Mirage CA
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  • 6.  RE: Body donations for HIV + individuals

    Posted 05-18-2021 16:12
    Hi,
    there is a program based out of UCSD, funded through NIAID, call "Last Gift", that has been active for a few years, and sub-contracts lots of additional research out to teams across the country.  For example, we have a program looking at kidney tissue on a subcontract.


    may be worth exploring

    and THANK your patient for considering - that's such an amazing gift!!!
    Cameron

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    Transplant Infectious Disease
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  • 7.  RE: Body donations for HIV + individuals

    Posted 05-19-2021 09:04
    Thank you so much, Cameron.

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    James Adams
    Rancho Mirage CA
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  • 8.  RE: Body donations for HIV + individuals

    Posted 05-18-2021 17:05
    Hi James,

    Adam Zweig here.  Great that you landed in Palm Springs!  As mentioned below, Davey Smith helps to run the Last Gift Program at the UCSD AVRC.  If you contact him at the email indicated below, he or his staff can get in touch with you.  Hope all is well

    Adam Zweig, MD
    adam.zweig@ahf.org

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    Adam Zweig
    AIDS Healthcare Foundation
    San Diego CA
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  • 9.  RE: Body donations for HIV + individuals

    Posted 05-19-2021 01:12
    Thank you Adam!  Davey contacted me via email and I so appreciate you informing him of my question.  Hope you are well, James

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    James Adams
    Rancho Mirage CA
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