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US begins organ transplants from living donors with HIV

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the virus who need a new organ — and one that could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone.

Nina Martinez of Atlanta traveled to Johns Hopkins University to donate a kidney to [another patient living with HIV], saying she “wanted to make a difference in somebody else’s life” and ...

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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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Hopkins Announces First HIV-Positive Organ Transplants

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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.

Doctors in South Africa have reported successfully transplanting HIV-positive ...

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Education Corner – HIV and Organ Donation & Transplantation

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 Current Situation

  • 10-30% of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected population, develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) (Lucas et al, 2014).
  • This population accounts for about 1.5% of the dialysis population.
  • There was a 14-fold increase in prevalence between 1999 and 2010.

 The Development of the HOPE Act

  • With the ongoing organ shortage, novel donor sources are needed.
  • In 1984 & 1988, the National Organ Transplant Act, made the following provision: 42 U.S.C. 274(b) Sect 372(b):

“…requires the OPTN to adopt and use standards for preventing ...

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Impact of Using HIV Positive Transplants

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Since the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (the HOPE Act) passed in 2013, there have been no known cases of a transplant from a positive donor.

Recently, a study by Dr. Emily Blumberg and her team published in the American Journal of Transplantation reviewed 578 medical record of deaths occurring at six large Philadelphia HIV clinics. Based on their findings, the researchers estimated the potential for four to five HIV positive organ donors in Philadelphia annually. Extrapolating the data from Philadelphia, ...

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