Kidney Transplantation Rejection Remains High with HIV

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Kidney transplantation in patients with HIV is associated with higher allograft rejection compared with patients without HIV, according to a presentation at IDWeek 2016. Clinical and fiscal outcomes, however, were the same between both groups.

Senu Apewokin, MD, medical director of transplant infectious diseases at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, and colleagues identified candidates for kidney transplantation and patients with HIV between 2008 and 2013 using the Inpatient Databases of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.

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