Liver transplantation

Liver transplantation between an HIV-infected donor and HIV-infected recipient

Many countries do not allow transplantation between donors and recipients who are HIV positive; however, in Switzerland, the first documented case of liver transplantation between a donor and recipient with HIV infection has been reported. Both donor and recipient harboured multidrug resistant strains, thus the recipient's medication was altered to cover for the donor's resistance genotypes. 5 months after surgery, HIV viraemia remains undetectable.


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    Calmy, A. et al. HIV-positive-to-HIV-positive liver transplantation. Am. J. Transplant. (2016)

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Leake, I. Liver transplantation between an HIV-infected donor and HIV-infected recipient. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 13, 314 (2016).

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