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Using hepatitis C-infected donor kidneys could reduce time on dialysis for transplant patients with HCV

Transplanting hepatitis C-infected dialysis patients with HCV-positive donor organs and then treating the infection later is more effective, cheaper and shortens organ wait time.

Published
10 July 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
10 patients safely receive hepatitis C-infected lungs in new clinical trial

Researchers behind a bold experiment to use hepatitis C-infected lungs for transplant say such organs could help address a critical shortage of donors and make “some good come out” of the increasing number of opioid-related deaths.

Published
14 June 2018
From
CTV
New study will probe safety of HIV-to-HIV kidney transplants

A new study may pave the way for HIV-positive patients to receive organ transplants.The National Institutes of Health this month announced the launch of the HOPE in Action Multicenter Kidney Study to research the safety of kidney transplantation from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients.

Published
21 May 2018
From
MD Magazine
NIH Clinical Trial to Track Outcomes of Kidney Transplantation From HIV-Positive Donors to HIV-Positive Recipients

The study will track the clinical outcomes of 160 kidney transplants. All transplant recipients in the study will be living with HIV; 80 of them will receive kidneys from deceased donors who had HIV, and 80 will receive kidneys from HIV-uninfected deceased donors serving as the control group.

Published
08 May 2018
From
NIAID press release
Should uninfected patients accept hepatitis C-infected livers to reduce waiting time?

A modeling study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators finds that the availability of directly-acting antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C virus infection could allow the transplantation of livers from HCV-positive donors into HCV-negative recipients without posing undue risk.

Published
20 December 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants Moving Forward

Multicenter study preparing for launch, pilot studies already begun

Published
04 July 2016
From
MedPage Today
HIV-infected organs transplanted at Birmingham hospital

A Birmingham hospital has successfully transplanted two HIV infected organs into patients also suffering from the disease. Liver transplants, from two separate donors, were carried out at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Edgbaston, in the pioneering procedures. Whilst one patient donated both kidneys in surgery performed at Guy’s Hospital, in London.

Published
19 May 2016
From
Birmingham Mail
In a first, liver and kidney from HIV-infected donor are transplanted into HIV-positive patients

In a first that gives HIV-positive patients yet another chance for long lives, surgeons at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center have transplanted a kidney and a liver from a deceased donor who was positive for HIV into two HIV-positive recipients.

Published
31 March 2016
From
Los Angeles Times
Johns Hopkins approved to perform first HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants in U.S.

Johns Hopkins recently received approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing to be the first hospital in the United States to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants. The institution will be the first in the nation to do an HIV-positive kidney transplant and the first in the world to execute an HIV-positive liver transplant.

Published
09 February 2016
From
Johns Hopkins Medicine
NIH publishes criteria for research on organ transplantation between people with HIV infection

​In a Federal Register notice on Nov. 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published safeguards and criteria for research to assess the safety and effectiveness of solid organ transplantation from donors with HIV infection to recipients with HIV infection.

Published
27 November 2015
From
National Institutes of Health

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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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