How is the wait time for kidney transplantation being reduced for HIV-related renal disorders?

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Access to kidney transplantation remains limited and HIV-positive individuals face disproportionately higher mortality while on the transplant waitlist. [24]  The HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act now permits transplantation using organs from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients in the United States. If successful, this approach could reduce the wait time for kidney transplantation for HIV-positive persons, which may exceed 5 years in some urban areas. [25]


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