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Kidney Transplants a Viable Option for some HIV-Positive Patients

(Health Canal) – The survival rates of HIV-positive patients who have received kidney transplants from HIV-positive donors are showing significant success, according to a recently published paper by UCT academics. A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine (12 February 2015) shows that kidney transplants from HIV-positive deceased donors is a viable additional treatment option for selected HIV-infected patients (on antiretroviral treatment) who need renal replacement therapy.

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