The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center is participating in a research trial regarding kidney and liver transplants for HIV+ patients. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, this multi-center trial studies patients with stable HIV disease who develop kidney or liver failure. Preliminary results show promising patient and organ survival with excellent control of the HIV disease after transplantation.
Eligible patients must have an adequate T cell count, undetectable viral load, and be on a stable antiretroviral regimen. Some exceptions may be made for patients whose liver disease is so severe that they are unable to take medications. We will consider both deceased and live donor transplants.
Susan Humphreys, C.R.N.P.
Lead Kidney Transplant Coordinator
Cynthia Cohen, C.R.N.P.
Lead Liver Transplant Coordinator