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First HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive Heart Transplant


Jim Allen:
Sad but cool.

In full:

--- Quote ---Doctors at a New York City hospital performed the world’s first successful heart transplant between an HIV-positive donor and an HIV-positive recipient, according to a press statement from Montefiore Health System in the Bronx, where the surgery took place this spring.

The recipient, a woman in her sixties who had advanced heart failure, also received a simultaneous kidney transplant. The life-saving four-hour operation took place this spring, and the recipient stayed in the hospital for five weeks while recovering.
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