Advances in HIV organ transplants - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Advances in HIV organ transplants

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There is great news for some who are on the list for organ transplants, and also for those who are HIV infected.      

The federal government has lifted the ban on HIV-positive organ transplants.

President Obama has signed into law what is called the HIV organ policy equity act. It means that HIV positive patients who would like to donate an organ can do so now. That is if the person waiting for that organ transplant is also HIV infected.      

This effort received bipartisan support in congress.

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