First HIV to HIV organ transplant successful in the U.S.

 

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This week, doctors at John Hopkins University successfully performed an organ transplant between HIV-positive patients. It’s the first time such a procedure is performed in the United States. Up until 2013 people who were HIV-positive were banned from donating their organs.

To get more details on the importance of this operation, I spoke with Dr. David Klassen.  He’s the Chief Medical Officer of UNOS, the United Network for Organ Sharing. I first asked him to explain the procedure performed by the doctors at John Hopkins.  

 

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