California to allow transplants between HIV-infected people

May 27, 2016 9:07 PM

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A San Francisco surgeon seeking to perform a liver transplant between two patients infected with HIV will be able to proceed after legislators this week rushed through changes to state law.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed Senate Bill 1408, removing a provision that made it illegal for HIV-positive donors to provide tissue, even for another HIV-positive recipient. Federal officials approved regulations for organ transplants between individuals with HIV last November.

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