Only a decade ago, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositivity was considered an absolute contraindication for organ transplantation. With the currently available experience, it is no longer justified to deny HIV-positive patients access to transplantation. To the best of our knowledge, we here present the longest surviving HIV-positive patient after renal transplantation. The follow-up period after renal transplantation in this HIV-positive female is now 13 yr and she is in good general condition with excellent renal function. Throughout her post-transplant follow-up, we encountered a number of problems that are illustrative of the HIV-positive patient.

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Clinical Transplantation
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Roefs, A, van der Ende, M.E, IJzermans, J.N.M, Weimar, W, & van Gelder, T. (2009). Long-term survival after kidney transplantation in an HIV-positive patient. Clinical Transplantation, 23(2), 278–281. doi:10.1111/j.1399-0012.2009.00978.x