"Society perceives me and people like me as people who bring death," said Nina Martinez, the first HIV-positive organ donor. "And I can't figure out any better way to show that people like me can bring life."
What are the similarities between Ebola hysteria and early AIDS hysteria? The answer is complicated and infuriating, says Josh Kruger.
Lamont Valentin was denied a lung transplant because of his HIV status. And ACT UP is going to do something about it.
Lamont Valentin was denied a lung transplant because of his HIV status, and his widow speaks out against these unjust practices in this op-ed.
Lamont Valentin, a 29-year-old HIV-positive man, died on Dec. 3rd on a New York City bus. He might still be alive today were it not for a discriminatory, outdated medical practice.
The HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act (H.R. 698; S. 330) was passed yesterday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Senate passed the bill unanimously in June, and the bill's many supporters are now looking for the bill to be brought to th...
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed the HOPE Act, legislation that would end the federal ban on research into organ donations from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients. The HOPE Act, which stands for HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, would pave t...
"The HOPE Act would instruct the Department of Health and Human Service to make up a strategy about transplanting HIV-positive organs into HIV-positive recipients. This could save over 1,000 lives."
"[T]here's no substitute for hearing people tell their own stories. This post is given over to some of the men and women with both HIV and neuropathy who have opened their hearts on forums and in blogs across the Net."
On Thursday, Taiwan University Hospital reported that five transplant patients who mistakenly received organs from a deceased HIV-positive donor continue to test HIV-negative. Medical staff started the organ recipients on HIV prophylaxis a day after ...