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.