Long-term survival in an HIV-infected renal transplant recipient

Am J Nephrol. 1997;17(5):480-2. doi: 10.1159/000169147.


A 46-year-old Hispanic male with a history of intravenous drug abuse and sexual promiscuity received a cadaveric renal transplant in January 1984. He tested positive for HIV- 1 in February 1986. Infectious complications began 19 months after transplantation and were managed successfully until his death from sepsis 109 months posttransplant. Other HIV-infected long-term solid organ transplant survivors are reviewed from the literature. The effects of prednisone and cyclosporine on HIV- 1 expression are discussed briefly.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Follow-Up Studies
  • HIV Antibodies / analysis
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy
  • HIV Infections / mortality*
  • HIV Infections / virology
  • HIV-1* / immunology
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Survival Rate


  • HIV Antibodies
  • Immunosuppressive Agents