Donor organ HIV dilemma

Research is needed on the possibility of giving HIV-positive kidney patients transplants from HIV-positive donors, according to a group of medical experts.

Research is needed on the possibility of giving HIV-positive kidney patients transplants from HIV-positive donors, according to a group of medical experts.

The group, which includes academics working in the fields of Aids and ethics, and a transplant surgeon, made the call in an article in the latest issue of the SA Medical Journal.

They said the use of donor organs from dead people is limited by the fact that many of those people are HIV positive. - Sapa

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