Positive Survival Rates Among Mono-Infected HIV+ Kidney Recipients

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A study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology reports the results of an examination of U.S. HIV+ kidney transplant recipients compared to non-HIV+ recipients from 2002-2011.

The 5- and 10-year graft survival rates were significantly lower among HIV+ recipients when compared to those with no HIV. However, when the mono-infected HIV+ recipient data was separated from those who had both HIV and HCV (hepatitis C virus), the survival rate was comparable to the non-infected recipients.

 

Read more at http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-03-excellent-outcomes-hiv-kidney-transplant.html
This study will be published in the next issue of http://jasn.asnjournals.org/ 
Image taken from http://www.aidsmap.com/HIV-and-the-kidneys/page/1526805/

 

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