Kidney Disease & Disorders Community
Dialysis
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to kidney disease and disorders, dialysis, self care, and transplants.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Dialysis

Do they do regular STD/HIV/Herpes checks and other infections for patients with dialysis, because of the law contact with blood?
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hello and hope you are doing well.

The chance of getting HIV infection  and hepatitis B/C through dialysis treatment is small because of the strict infection control measures used in dialysis units today. A screening is done prior to dialysis, for HIV, hepatitis B/C. If positive then, then isolation of these patients for dialysis is done.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Kidney Disease & Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
1684282_tn?1350782543
Blank
The Death by Heroin
Feb 03 by Julia M Aharonov, DOBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
jimgreg
piqua, OH
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA