World's First HIV-to-HIV Kidney Transplant with Living Donor in India

I am proud to be part of the team that performed the world’s first HIV to HIV live kidney transplant. It was a great experience to perform the Laparoscopic Donor nephrectomy for a complex Anatomy of the donor (wife) who was having three arteries on either side. Post Surgery one year follow up , both donor and recipient doing well .

Three Cheers to Team Apollo for achieving excellence in Uro Care.

Here’s an excerpt from IMA Live Portal

John Hopkins claims to have performed the first of its kind medical procedure in the world, but Chennai based Appolo Hospital had done it almost a year back

Kidney transplant from an HIV donor to HIV recipient

The medical world in the West is now celebrating "kidney transplantation" which they claim is the first of its kind in the world.  Surgeons at Baltimore based Johns Hopkins Hospital performed kidney transplantation between a living HIV positive donor and an HIV positive recipient, and they claim it is the first of its kind event in the world.

As a Portal continuously tracking the latest developments in medicine, especially in India,  this news is exciting and gives India much more reasons to celebrate. In Dec 2018, we had covered news in this same portal based on a similar procedure that was performed by Dr. Anil Vaidya, a Senior Consultant, and Transplantation Surgeon in Chennai way back in May 2018. It was reported in The Hindu that a 52-year-old HIV positive patient was denied transplantation in Jharkhand in the last hour, and search for help on the internet brought them to Dr. Anil Vaidya who performed the procedure. The couple during the time of the procedure was under Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART).

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