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Title: HIV-positive kidney transplants for HIV-positive individuals: Attitudes and concerns of South African patients and health care workers
Contributor(s): Gokool, Suzanne (author); Fabian, June (author); Venter, W D Francois (author); MacPhail, Catherine  (author)orcid ; Naicker, Saraladevi (author)
Publication Date: 2010
DOI: 10.7196/samj.3652
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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 under-supply 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.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: South African Medical Journal, 100(2), p. 96-98
Publisher: Health and Medical Publishing Group
Place of Publication: South Africa
ISSN: 2078-5135
Field of Research (FOR): 110323 Surgery
110312 Nephrology and Urology
111716 Preventive Medicine
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920401 Behaviour and Health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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