The project is a cooperative effort with 20 centers, sponsored by UCSF and supported by NIAID/NIH and other sources. Our multidisciplinary team of investigators and clinicians from high volume transplant centers will support the project whose aim is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of solid organ transplantation in people with HIV disease by conducting a prospective, multi-center cohort study of HIV-positive (+) patients who undergo kidney or liver transplantation. Our long-range goals are:
- To provide patients and clinicians with information regarding the HIV-specific risks of transplantation,
- To provide clinicians with information necessary to manage immunosuppression and Antiretroviral (ARV) medications together, and
- To understand underlying basic science mechanisms that explain patient outcomes so that clinical management may be adjusted to maximize these outcomes.
If you are interested in transplantation for yourself or someone you know, please contact the study coordinator at the closest center. Click on "Centers" to the left for a list of participating centers.