Surgeons transplant kidneys between HIV-infected donors, recipients

06/17/2010 | Washington Post, The

South African surgeons have conducted nine kidney transplants between HIV-infected donors and recipients. All the nine transplants were successful, but one of the recipients died from an unrelated condition, a surgeon said. Health experts in the U.S. have been discussing whether similar transplants could also be undertaken in the country. The prevalence of drug-resistant HIV in the U.S., however, could make the transplant success in South Africa difficult to replicate.

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