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AMA endorses research on organ transplants between HIV-infected people

The American Medical Association (AMA) has affirmed its support for research on organ transplantation between HIV-infected individuals by calling for changes to a federal law that prohibits clinical research of HIV-infected organ donation.

During AMA’s semi-annual meeting in New Orleans on 14 November, the group’s policy-making body—which includes physicians across the country from various medical fields—voted unanimously to seek an amendment to the Federal National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 that bars HIV-infected organs from being donated and thereby bars investigational studies on a source of organs for HIV-infected patients.

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