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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 375-377

A preemptive living donor renal transplant in an HIV positive patient from an HIV positive donor

Institute of Renal Sciences, Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Bharat V Shah
Institute of Renal Sciences, Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.ijn_229_21

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With recent advances in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), renal transplantation is no longer considered a contraindication in properly selected HIV-positive patients. Several studies have demonstrated comparable patient and graft outcomes between HIV-negative and HIV-positive renal transplant recipients. Most of the information on outcomes of HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplantation is based on data from deceased donors. There are only a handful of case reports about living donor renal transplantation in an HIV-positive patient from an HIV-positive donor. Furthermore, there is no report in the world of preemptive living donor renal transplantation in this setting. Here, we report a case of successful preemptive renal transplantation in an HIV-positive recipient from an HIV-positive living donor performed at our center.


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