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  • HIV-Infected‐to‐HIV‐Infected Organ Transplantation

    HIVMA is seeking legislation, together with other medical societies and the LGBT and HIV advocacy communities, to end the medically outdated 1988 statute that prevents persons with HIV infection who are in need of organ transplants patients the option of accepting an organ from a donor with the same infection – as is presently routinely been done in the case of hepatitis.  Such an option could save an estimated 500-1,000 lives a year in the U.S., and HIV+ to HIV+ organ transplants are being done successfully in South Africa, but cannot even be explored in the U.S. until the outdated language is amended.

 

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