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The United States carries out the world's first organ transplants from living donors who have HIV



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9, at. 14:41 GMT

By Associated Press

Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what is considered to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with AIDS virus in need a new body. If other donors with HIV emerged, it could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone.

Nina Martinez from Atlanta traveled to Johns Hopkins University to donate a kidney to a HIV positive stranger and said she "would make a difference in the lives of others" and counteract stigma that often still surrounds HIV infection.


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