Results Of Kidney Transplantation In HIV-Infected Patients – Part 3 of 3
But it turns out that transplantation drugs have the opposite object and often suppress the AIDS virus. This is because HIV revs up the immune system while the drugs turn it down. Norman said he expects that the new findings will encourage more surgeons to perform kidney transplants on HIV patients, who are repeatedly surviving long enough to develop diseases that typically target older people. “There are still a lot of people in the community, including transplant professionals, nephrologists and transmissible disease professionals, who still don’t appreciate that many of these patients are good prospects for transplantation. They don’t appreciate how many procedures have been done to date, and how we’re getting overall very good outcomes”.