Jun 5, 2011
I live in Honolulu. I have been HIV+ for over 15 years. My kidneys eventually gave out (ESRD) and I am now on dialysis.
However, the answer that I keep receiving from my medical team is "we don't do transplants because of the risk of the suppressing meds required."
Is this true? Are there any other options? I once heard of a study using high risk organs but cannot remember the specifics?
Hope you can help. Thank you.
| Response from Dr. Henry
In many transplant centers HIV+ patients doing well on treatment are candidates for a kidney transplant and generally seem to do almost as well as HIV- patients after the transplant. KH
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