The HOPE Act and Duke Surgery: Progress and Opportunities for HIV/AIDS Investigators and People Living with HIV

The HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (HOPE Act) stands out as a crucial milestone in the field of organ transplantation.

The HOPE Act, enacted in 2013 and implemented in 2015, was created to streamline safeguards and research guidelines related to transplantation of organs from HIV-positive organ donors to HIV-positive individuals. Underscoring the value of the HOPE Act, more than 350 organs have been transplanted between HIV-positive donors and patients since its implementation.