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HIV/AIDS

18 March 2011

Man tests HIV+ after kidney transplant

The case of HIV transmission between a living kidney donor and a transplant recipient has highlighted the need to revise policy on the type and timing of HIV tests used to screen living organ donors, say researchers.

A recent case in New York City of HIV transmission between a living kidney donor and a transplant recipient highlights the need to revise policy on the type and timing of HIV tests used to screen living organ donors, say the authors of a new case study.

The report, published in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, describes an investigation launched by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 2010 after it was notified of a potential transplant-related HIV infection.

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