World’s First HIV-to-HIV Liver Transplant Gives Hope to Patients Desperately in Need

World’s First HIV-to-HIV Liver Transplant Gives Hope to Patients Desperately in Need

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In a first that gives HIV-positive patients yet another chance for long lives, surgeons at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center have transplanted a kidney and a liver from a deceased donor who was positive for HIV into two HIV-positive recipients. The groundbreaking transplant surgeries using organs from an HIV-positive donor ends a 25-year stretch during which…

FILE photo by Scott Maier USCF Medical Center

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