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Allowing people with HIV to be organ donors could save lives of HIV-positive patients with kidney or liver failure

If the U.S. Congress reversed its ban on allowing people with HIV to be organ donors after their death, roughly 500 HIV-positive patients with kidney or liver failure each year could get transplants within months, rather than the years they currently wait on the list, new research suggests.

Published
25 May 2011
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Science Daily
Kidney transplant 'feasible' for patients with HIV

Kidney transplant is a feasible option for HIV-positive patients with end-stage renal disease, US investigators report in the November 18th edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Three

Published
19 November 2010
By
Michael Carter
South African doctors report successful kidney transplants between people with HIV

South African doctors say they have safely carried out four kidney transplants from HIV-positive donors to patients with end-stage renal disease who have HIV infection,

Published
17 June 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
Relapse of HCV common in HIV/HCV coinfected patients after liver transplant

Every HIV/hepatitis C-coinfected patient who survived liver transplant at a hospital in Barcelona experienced a recurrence of hepatitis C, and only one patient had a

Published
12 January 2007
By
Michael Carter
Liver transplantation can be successful in patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis B

A small observational study has shown that liver transplantation can be successful in HIV-positive patients who have liver disease due to hepatitis B virus co-infection,

Published
04 May 2006
By
Christopher Gadd
UK guidelines for liver transplants in HIV-positive patients published

UK guidelines have been issued for liver transplants in HIV-positive individuals. Approximately 200 HIV-positive patients worldwide have received new livers, demonstrating that individuals responding well

Published
11 April 2005
By
Michael Carter
Successful heart transplant in man with advanced HIV disease reported

A 39 year old man with advanced HIV disease is alive and well two years after receiving a heart transplant, in a case reported in

Published
05 June 2003
By
Michael Carter
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