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Solid Organ Transplantation and HIV Infection

W G Polak, A Gładysz

Ann Transplant 2003; 8(4): 16-21

ID: 7542

Published: 2002-12-15


HIV infection has been traditionally considered to be an absolute contraindication for solid organ transplantation. Recent advances in HIV
treatment, as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), significantly reduced HIV-related mortality and morbidity. At the same time the number of HIV-infected patients with end-stage organ diseases constantly increased. Current data describing solid organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients demonstrated comparable outcome to that in the HIV-negative population. In light of this, solid organ transplantation should be considered as a treatment option for selected HIV-positive patients with end-stage organ disease.

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