Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 526–535

Organ Transplantation in HIV Patients: Current Status and New Directions

Transplant and Oncology (M Ison and N Theodoropoulos, Section Editors)

DOI: 10.1007/s11908-013-0381-x

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Stosor, V. Curr Infect Dis Rep (2013) 15: 526. doi:10.1007/s11908-013-0381-x


Combination antiretroviral therapy has resulted in longer life expectancies in persons living with HIV; however, end organ disease and death from organ failure have become growing issues for this population. With effective therapies for viral suppression, HIV is no longer considered an absolute contraindication to organ transplantation. Over the past decade, studies of transplantation in patients with HIV have had encouraging results such that patients with organ failure are pursuing transplantation. This review focuses on the current status of organ transplantation for HIV-infected persons.


Human immunodeficiency virusAcquired immunodeficiency syndromeHepatitis C infectionHepatitis B infectionOrgan transplantationKidney transplantationLiver transplantationHematopoietic stem cell transplantationHeart transplantationMechanical circulatory supportPancreas transplantationLung transplantation

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation and Comprehensive Transplant CenterNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA