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HHS lifts HIV organ-donor ban
Modern Healthcare

Individuals with HIV will no longer be prohibited from donating organs in the U.S. HHS on Friday lifted a regulatory hurdle that has prevented use of organs from infected patients in research since 1988, the height of the HIV epidemic.

The policy, which goes into effect June 8, means kidneys and livers from donors infected with the human immunodeficiency virus can be collected and transplanted into HIV-infected recipients through specified clinical research studies.

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