First Transplant from HIV-Positive Donor Performed in US

March 31, 2016

(TIME) – The first U.S. liver and kidney transplants from a donor with HIV were completed at Johns Hopkins Medicine. This marks the first ever HIV-to-HIV liver transplant, and the first kidney transplant in the United States. HIV-positive kidney transplants have been done in the past in South Africa. It’s estimated that up to 600 people who have HIV and could be donors die each year.

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