The Challenges and Promise of HIV-Infected Donors for Solid Organ Transplantation.

@article{Richterman2015TheCA,
  title={The Challenges and Promise of HIV-Infected Donors for Solid Organ Transplantation.},
  author={Aaron G Richterman and Emily A. Blumberg},
  journal={Current infectious disease reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={471}
}
Solid organ transplantation is now the standard of care for many HIV-infected patients with end-stage kidney or liver disease. There is an overall organ shortage that affects all transplant candidates, including those with HIV. The use of HIV-infected donors could help alleviate this shortage. The precedent for this approach was set in South Africa, where promising short-term outcomes have been reported in a limited number of HIV-infected recipients of kidney transplants from HIV-infected… CONTINUE READING