UAB Med Cast

HIV-Positive Kidney Transplantation

January 23, 201713 min
Research shows the opportunity to achieve transplant is especially vital for HIV-positive patients. HIV-positive patients on dialysis have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, infection complications and mortality, which is 5 to 15 percent for HIV-positive patients, depending on other comorbidities. UAB is one of 13 centers approved to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplants out of the 272 kidney transplant centers in the U.S.In this segment,  Jayme Locke, MD explains the process by which an HIV patient is able to receive a kidney transplant.

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