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HIV-Positive-to-HIV-Positive Liver Transplantation.

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Calmy A, van Delden C, Giostra E, Junet C, Rubbia Brandt L, Yerly S, Chave J-P, Samer C, Elkrief L, Vionnet J, Berney T, Swiss HIV and Swiss Transplant Cohort Studies,
Project Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS)
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal American Journal of Transplantation
Publisher Am J Transplant, USA
Volume (Issue) 16(8)
Page(s) 2473 - 2478
Title of proceedings American Journal of Transplantation
DOI 10.1111/ajt.13824

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Type of Open Access Repository (Green Open Access)


Most countries exclude human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients from organ donation because of concerns regarding donor-derived HIV transmission. The Swiss Federal Act on Transplantation has allowed organ transplantation between HIV-positive donors and recipients since 2007. We report the successful liver transplantation from an HIV-positive donor to an HIV-positive recipient. Both donor and recipient had been treated for many years with antiretroviral therapy and harbored multidrug-resistant viruses. Five months after transplantation, HIV viremia remains undetectable. This observation supports the inclusion of appropriate HIV-positive donors for transplants specifically allocated to HIV-positive recipients.