First, American doctors have transplanted a kidney from one HIV-positive patient to another.
"This is the first time someone living with HIV has ever had the right to donate a kidney to the world," Dr. Dorsey Segiev said in a statement.
New types of antiretroviral drugs used to treat the disease are considered safe for the kidneys.
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Dr. Christine Durant, Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology at John Hopkins, said the operation "causes … the public to see HIV in a different way," while at the same time advances medicine.
The patients were "incredibly grateful for this gift, and now we're just watching the long-term results," said Dr Duran.
The operation was on Monday. Donor Nina Martinez, 35, from Atlanta, told reporters she "feels good." medical.
"I knew I was the one who waited for you," she said. "For anyone who intends to embark on this journey, he is executable
" I just showed you how I'm also excited to see who might be the first follow-up. "The breakthrough followed another significant development in HIV treatment In only the second case of this type, the patient's HIV in the UK became" undetectable "after a stem cell transplant earlier this month