Items Tagged ‘HIV-positive’

June 18, 2012

Transplant Recipient Fights For Repeal of HIV Positive Transplant Ban

By Mystery User

We first introduced you to Sherbert and his partner Charles Tripp in March. As Sherbert waited for a transplant at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Tripp, a would-be donor match who is also HIV positive, fought to change a federal  law from the 1980’s preventing HIV positive organ donation…Although HIV positive patients can receive organ transplants, they […]

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Tags: First Coast News, HIV-positive, organ donation

December 8, 2011

Mayo Clinic To Offer Kidney And Pancreas Transplants To People With HIV

By Mystery User

The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, announced yesterday that it will begin offering kidney and pancreas transplants to HIV-positive patients with end-stage kidney disease and diabetes…“With the utilization of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to control HIV disease, it is very clear that solid organ transplant is both feasible and successful [in people with HIV],” […]

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Tags: Dr. Mary Prendergast, HIV-positive

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