PHILADELPHIA — HIV-positive kidney transplant patients experienced superior outcomes when compared to kidney transplant patients with hepatitis C and those infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, according to a study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and published online in Kidney International.

The research team examined outcomes of 124,035 adult kidney recipients transplanted between 1996 and 2013 and found the three-year survival rate of patients with HIV (89%) was actually very similar to those of the uninfected patient reference group (90%).

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