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In world first, HIV-positive woman donates kidney to HIV-positive recipient

Nina Martinez, a 36-year-old public health consultant, acquired HIV as a 6-week-old in 1983, when she received a blood transfusion in the years before blood banks began routine testing for the virus. HIV damages the immune system and interferes with the body’s ability to fight the organisms that cause disease. Despite her illness, Martinez’s enduring… Read More »