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HIV-positive kidney transplants for HIV-positive individuals: Attitudes and concerns of South African patients and health care workers

Gokool, S; Fabian, J; Venter, WDF; MacPhail, C; Naicker, S; (2010) HIV-positive kidney transplants for HIV-positive individuals: Attitudes and concerns of South African patients and health care workers. South African Medical Journal , 100 (2) 96 - 98. Green open access

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Abstract

In South Africa, an estimated 30% of the cadaveric donor pool is HIV-infected; in consequence, these organs are discarded. An undersupply of donor organs combined with limited resources tends to exclude HIV-positive patients from renal replacement programmes. We evaluated the acceptance of using HIV-positive donor kidneys for transplantation into HIV-infected recipients, and found that the vast majority (90% of health care workers and 80% of patients,N=20 and 80, respectively) found this approach acceptable for expanding the organ donor pool, which indicates broad patient and health care worker support for using HIV-infected donor kidneys.

Type: Article
Title: HIV-positive kidney transplants for HIV-positive individuals: Attitudes and concerns of South African patients and health care workers
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view...
Language: English
Additional information: Work published in the SAMJ is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial 3.0 Unported Works License (CC BY-NC 3.0).
Keywords: Survival
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1308112
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