On November 13, 2013 the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act passed into law and is expected to be signed by the President. This act ends the Federal ban on transplanting HIV positive organs to HIV positive recipients, which will pave the way to study outcomes for these transplants. Hopefully, this will also increase the chances of receiving an organ donation for people infected with HIV.
People with HIV have an increased risk of kidney disease and eventual need for a kidney transplant. The National Kidney Foundation supports the HOPE Act and looks forward to reviewing the results of this research.