House oks HIV transplants

U.S. Capitol Congress


WASHINGTON, Ore. — A U.S. House of Representatives committee voted unanimously last week to go ahead with a bill that would allow transplants with organs taken from people infected with HIV.

This is being done so there are more available organs in the United States for the thousand of people that need them.

The HIV Organ Policy Equity Act may lift an existing ban on transplants like these.

The existing law was created when there was little information at the time about AIDS.