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HIV+ KIDNEY FAILURE PATIENTS FACE HURDLES IN RECEIVING NECESSARY TRANSPLANTS

Latest Release: HIV+ KIDNEY FAILURE PATIENTS FACE HURDLES IN RECEIVING NECESSARY TRANSPLANTS

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Efforts are needed to understand disparities in access to transplantation among HIV+ waitlist candidates From 2001 to 2012, HIV+ kidney failure patients on the transplant waiting list were 28% less likely to receive a transplant compared with their HIV- counterparts. They were half as likely to receive a kidney from a living donor. More than 30% of HIV+ individuals in the United States have kidney disease, which can progress to kidney failure.

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