1st HIV-Infected Organs Transplant

1st HIV-Infected Organs Transplant

Doctors at Johns Hopkins say they successfully performed the first liver transplant from an HIV-positive donor and the first US kidney transplant from the same donor, a couple of weeks ago. The recipients, whose names will remain anonymous, are also HIV-positive. The patient who received the donated kidney had been on the organ donation waiting list for years, doctors said. The person who received the liver suffered from hepatitis C and has been living with HIV for more than 25 years, CNN reported. Both patients are now doing well. Until 2013, Americans with HIV were ineligible to donate a lifesaving organ. The HIV Organ Policy Equality Act, or HOPE Act, changed all that.


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