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Senate Approves Bill to Allow HIV+ Patients to Receive HIV+ Donor Organs

The U.S. Senate this week unanimously passed the HOPE Act, a bill that will make an exception to current law enabling people with HIV to receive organs for transplantation from another HIV positive individual. The measure now awaits approval from the House of Representatives.

20 June 2013
Tenofovir May Raise Risk of Kidney Damage, but Effect Tapers Over Time

Tenofovir raises the risk of kidney dysfunction among people with HIV, but the adverse effect occurs mostly within the first two years of therapy.  

14 February 2013
Kidney disease in HIV-Infected Patients: Guideline and Commentary

The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute has issued timely new guidelines on kidney disease in HIV-infected adults. Key points emphasize the importance of informing and educating HIV-infected patients about the increased risk for kidney disease; routinely assessing kidney function in HIV-infected patients; recommending earlier antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation to patients with HIV-associated nephropathy; and assessing ART medication dosages, as well as other medications, when a patient's GFR reaches ≤ 50 mL/min.

17 October 2012
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More HIV-Positive Patients Receive Organ Transplants

Hospitals are increasingly willing to transplant vital and scarce organs into people who have HIV, a once-unthinkable step now made possible with drug regimens that are helping such patients live longer.

12 October 2012
Wall Street Journal
Plea to end transplant ban between HIV patients

A federal ban that forbids HIV-positive donors from giving organs to HIV-positive recipients is outdated and unnecessarily restrictive and should be repealed for the benefit of all transplant patients, says a growing clutch of health care and public health experts.

02 July 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
AIDS down, heart disease up in hospital admissions of HIV+ in US

Hospital admissions for AIDS illnesses dropped steadily from 2001 to 2008 in a four-center US study, while admissions for cardiovascular disease in HIV-positive people rose.

29 March 2012
International AIDS Society
Kidneys Take Centre Stage

Maggie Atkinson shines a much-needed spotlight on the latest research on HIV and kidney health and updates us on her efforts to keep her pair of these unassuming stars performing smoothly.

06 February 2012
The Positive Side
No HIV Disease Progression in Transplant Recipients

Now that people infected with HIV are living longer, physicians are seeing a growing number who need kidney or liver transplants because of comorbid conditions. But what happens when you take patients in an immunosuppressed population, give them new organs, and further immunosuppress them with drugs to prevent rejection of those organs?

19 November 2011
Medscape (requires free registration)
AMA Supports Allowing Research on Organ Transplantation Between HIV-Infected Individuals

The American Medical Association (AMA) today voted to support amending a federal law that bars clinical research of HIV-infected organ donation, as a potentially lifesaving measure for people living with HIV.

15 November 2011
American Medical Association
2011 European AIDS Clinical Society adult treatment guidelines

Updated adult treatment guidelines were issued by the European AIDS Clinical Society at the 12th European AIDS Conference, Belgrade, 12-15 October 2011. The guidelines include specific recommendations on managing co-morbidities and hepatitis B coinfection in people living with HIV.

17 October 2011

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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