Abdul Wahab Dogar, Kaleem Ullah, Hamid Raza, Ali Husnain, Shams-Ud-Din, Syed Hasnain Abbas, Amir Hamza, Azhar Hussain
Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences



Experience of our First-Ever Living Donor Liver Transplantation In Hiv-Positive Patient-Report From Developing Country with Literature Review

Abdul Wahab Dogar, Kaleem Ullah, Hamid Raza, Ali Husnain, Shams-Ud-Din, Syed Hasnain Abbas, Amir Hamza, Azhar Hussain



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ABSTRACT

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is one of the gravest health challenges worldwide in the present era as it has been for the past 4 decades. HIV has always been a sort of stigma and most clinicians are reluctant to perform liver transplantation for chronic liver disease patients with HIV co-infection. Patients with CD4+ cell count >100/ml along with suppressed mRNA levels on PCR, stable HAART regimen, and absence of any AIDS-specific illness or opportunistic infectionsare the requirements for selecting HIV-positive recipients for liver transplantation.

We report the first living donor liver transplant in an HIV-positive recipient in a developing country. Here are the details of the case.

Keywords: HIV, living donor, Liver transplantation, developing country



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