Nation’s First Transplant Between HIV-Positive Donor, Recipients Successful, Hopkins Announces
Johns Hopkins University says the patients are recovering after receiving a kidney and a liver, respectively, from a deceased donor who was HIV-positive. HIV-positive patients already are eligible to receive transplants from HIV-negative donors, just like anyone else, but the waiting list is long and thousands die waiting for an organ.
The Los Angeles Times:
In A First, Liver And Kidney From HIV-Infected Donor Are Transplanted Into HIV-Positive Patients
In a first that gives HIV-infected patients yet another chance for long lives, surgeons at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center have transplanted a kidney and a liver from a dead donor who was HIV-positive into two HIV-positive recipients. (Healy, 3/30)
The Associated Press:
Hopkins Begins Nation’s First HIV-Positive Organ Transplants
Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients, a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers also are failing. Johns Hopkins University announced Wednesday that both recipients are recovering well after one received a kidney and the other a liver from a deceased donor — organs that ordinarily would have been thrown away because of the HIV infection. (Neergaard, 3/30)