Navigation Links
Could HIV-infected organs save lives?
Date:3/30/2011

If Congress reversed its ban on allowing people with HIV to be organ donors after their death, roughly 500 HIV-positive patients with kidney or liver failure each year could get transplants within months, rather than the years they currently wait on the list, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.

"If this legal ban were lifted, we could potentially provide organ transplants to every single HIV-infected transplant candidate on the waiting list," says Dorry L. Segev, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the study's senior author. "Instead of discarding the otherwise healthy organs of HIV-infected people when they die, those organs could be available for HIV-positive candidates."

Not only would HIV-positive transplant candidates get organs sooner if such transplants were legalized, Segev says, but by transplanting those patients and moving them off the waiting list, the time to transplant would be shorter for non-HIV-infected patients.

The ban on organ donation by HIV-positive patients is a relic of the 1980s, when it was still unclear what caused AIDS, at the time a devastating new epidemic sweeping the United States. Congress put the ban into the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 and it has never been updated, despite the fact that HIV is no longer an immediate death sentence but a chronic disease managed with medication.

The number of HIV-positive patients receiving kidney or liver transplants with non-HIV-infected organs is on the rise as doctors become more comfortable with the idea, and patients are having good outcomes, Segev says. In 2009, more than 100 HIV-positive patients got new kidneys and 29 got new livers. HIV-infected patients may encounter accelerated rates of liver and kidney disease due in part to the toxic effects of antiretroviral therapy, the medications that keep HIV at bay.

Segev and his colleagues set out in their study, publ
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
sdesmon1@jhmi.edu
410-955-8665
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Obesity Could Raise Risks of General Anesthesia
2. Healthy Lifestyles Could Halve Cases of Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat
3. Gay couples could benefit from testing together
4. Protein could be used to treat alcohol effects on pancreas
5. Could a Type of Ear Infection Help Make Kids Obese?
6. NFL Upsets Could Trigger Domestic Violence
7. Health information technology control tower could improve earthquake response
8. New blood analysis chip could lead to disease diagnosis in minutes
9. Haiti Cholera Epidemic Could Sicken 779,000 This Year
10. Poorly presented risk statistics could misinform health decisions
11. Use of $4 generic drug programs could save society billions of dollars, study shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/26/2014)... (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Carol Fenster, ... cookbook— 100 Best Quick Gluten-Free Recipes (Houghton Mifflin ... meals. , Fenster believes that cooking gluten-free food ... how today’s busy lifestyle doesn’t leave much time for ... gluten-free cooks ask me is how to shorten their ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... August 27, 2014 Leelanau Peninsula ... fabulous time to visit the region’s wineries. Rolling hills ... to wine tasting fun in a weekend event that ... off the festivities is an optional race through the ... in Suttons Bay. A unique course between rows of ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... Atlanta Hearing Associates is growing ... has expanded its professional staff to 6 audiologists. The most ... . Atlanta Hearing Associates prides itself on employing ... passionate commitment to patient needs and keep themselves abreast of ... The practice has grown from 1 to 4 location based ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain ... L.P. will sponsor the second annual Opioid Awareness ... convening next month in Las Vegas. The day ... designed to provide the latest information on prescribing ... increasingly stringent legal/regulatory environment surrounding them. The objective ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... August 27, 2014 Recently, Top10BestSEOHosting.com, ... many professional web hosting suppliers and announced that ... the best cheap web hosting suppliers in 2014. ... for webmasters to save money,” the development manager ... a good cheap hosting supplier. Actually, these companies ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gluten-Free Expert Carol Fenster Announces New Cookbook for Quick Meals 2Health News:Gluten-Free Expert Carol Fenster Announces New Cookbook for Quick Meals 3Health News:Leelanau Peninsula’s Annual Harvest Stompede Offers One-of-a-Kind Walk or Run Through the Vineyards for Walkers, Runners and Wine Tasting Spectators Alike 2Health News:Leelanau Peninsula’s Annual Harvest Stompede Offers One-of-a-Kind Walk or Run Through the Vineyards for Walkers, Runners and Wine Tasting Spectators Alike 3Health News:Atlanta Hearing Associates Needs New Audiologists to Its Professional Staff 2Health News:Atlanta Hearing Associates Needs New Audiologists to Its Professional Staff 3Health News:Purdue Pharma L.P. to Sponsor Opioid Awareness Day at PAINWeek 2014 2Health News:SEO Hosting Review Site Top10BestSEOHosting.com Recommends Bluehost, JustHost and Arvixe To Worldwide People 2
... 25 Ingenuity Systems, the,leading provider of ... it has achieved key milestones in the ... the Food and Drug,Administration. Significant progress has ... of new biomarker and toxicology content and ...
... 25 Spring has officially,arrived, making it a ... and,wearing lighter, figure revealing clothing. DayTimers Experts on ... RD, LD, CDN, CPT, note that planning is ... Whether trying to lose weight, gain muscle or ...
... of anxiety or depression, while children with problems such ... relationships and being accepted by friends. However, it is ... to the social problems, or vice versa. New research ... to anxiety and depression than the reverse. The research ...
... of government data finds that 15 percent of employees ... Excessive alcohol use costs U.S. employers billions in lost ... to a new report by Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol ... Screening & Brief Intervention: What Employers Can and Should ...
... Kent Hill, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health, on,the ... cure for Tuberculosis (TB) has existed for more than ... of death worldwide due to,infectious disease. TB kills approximately ... two million lives each year, and malaria,kills more than ...
... March 24 SUBWAY(R) Restaurants today,announced that it has ... a,national effort to combat juvenile obesity among Latinos. The ... take Ramos, a,national soccer Hall of Famer and former ... inner-city youth groups about the need to eat well,be ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ingenuity Systems Delivers Key Milestones in FDA Collaboration to Facilitate Genomic Data Review 2Health News:Nutrition Made Simple: Organizing Wellness for Warmer Days With DayTimers 2Health News:Youth's social problems contribute to anxiety and depression 2Health News:Hospitality tops list of industries with highest rates of alcohol problems 2Health News:Hospitality tops list of industries with highest rates of alcohol problems 3Health News:Statement from Kent Hill, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health, on the Observance of World Tuberculosis Day 2008 2Health News:Statement from Kent Hill, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health, on the Observance of World Tuberculosis Day 2008 3Health News:Soccer Legend Tab Ramos, Subway(R) Restaurants Team Up To Fight Juvenile Obesity Among Latinos 2
(Date:8/26/2014)... , Aug. 26, 2014  Actavis plc (NYSE: ... that Brenton Saunders , CEO and President of Actavis, ... at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2014 in ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130124/NY47381LOGO The presentation will take place ... at the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42 nd ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... -- Blue Bell, Pennsylvania will soon be ... global Contract Research Organization (CRO), is relocating employees from its ... locations into new modern Class A+ office space in ... marks the first phase of the relocation plan. ... Harris Koffer , President of the Strategic Solutions Group at PRA. ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... Aug. 26, 2014   Quanta Aesthetic Lasers , the ... America , expands the offerings in their robust product ... is now available for shipping to medical spas, clinics, and ... The QuantaShape is manufactured in the Chianti hills ... Project .  The device was previously sold as both the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Actavis to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2014 2PRA Health Sciences Expands in Pennsylvania 2Another Italian Beauty Joins the Quanta Aesthetic Lasers Lineup 2
... ... ... ... ...
... , ... ... ... ...
Cached Medicine Technology:American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: New Drug as Effective as Warfarin in Preventing Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Prior Stroke or TIA 2American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: New Drug as Effective as Warfarin in Preventing Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Prior Stroke or TIA 3American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: New Drug as Effective as Warfarin in Preventing Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Prior Stroke or TIA 4American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: New Drug as Effective as Warfarin in Preventing Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Prior Stroke or TIA 5American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: New Drug as Effective as Warfarin in Preventing Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Prior Stroke or TIA 6American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: New Drug as Effective as Warfarin in Preventing Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Prior Stroke or TIA 7Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Fiscal Year 2009 Earnings Release Date 2Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Fiscal Year 2009 Earnings Release Date 3Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Fiscal Year 2009 Earnings Release Date 4
VascoScrew is a low profile unipolar pacing lead with a fixed screw for permanent pacing. Due to latest technologies, VascoScrew 6/60 M is compatible to all pacemaker-cavities with the size of IS-1 (...
VascoScrew is a low profile unipolar pacing lead with a fixed screw for permanent pacing. Due to latest technologies, VascoScrew 6/60 M is compatible to all pacemaker-cavities with the size of IS-1 (...
VascoScrew is a low profile unipolar pacing lead with a fixed screw for permanent pacing. Due to latest technologies, VascoScrew 6/60 M is compatible to all pacemaker-cavities with the size of IS-1 (...
VascoScrew is a low profile unipolar pacing lead with a fixed screw for permanent pacing. Due to latest technologies, VascoScrew 6/60 M is compatible to all pacemaker-cavities with the size of IS-1 (...
Medicine Products: