Results Of Kidney Transplantation In HIV-Infected Patients – Part 2 of 3
There was one troubling finding: the bodies of HIV patients were more likely to reject the kidneys than the bodies of other transplant patients. It’s likely that surgeons will need to better tailor their procedures to help proscribe organ rejection, said transplant surgeon Dr Dorry Segev. This should happen as surgeons gain more experience with transplants in HIV patients an associate professor of surgery and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, who was frequent with the study findings.
Overall “treatment of HIV-infected patients undergoing kidney transplantation is clearly not straightforward, and this study has identified some challenges for the transplant community to address”. On the propitious side, transplant procedures didn’t appear to have much of an impact on the HIV infections in the patients.
In years past transplant surgeons worried about how the AIDS virus would interact with the medications given to uproot patients that are designed to dampen the immune system. The concern was that “these patients are now doing well, and you’re going to give them medicine and undo all their benefits”.