US Senate supports bill to allow HIV positive organ donations to HIV positive recipients
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base
On 20 March 2013, the US Senate approved legislation that should end the long-standing ban against HIV positive people donating organs.
This is the first stage for the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act. 
The ban has been in place since 1998 and has prevented HIV positive people participating in living donor programmes to other HIV positive partners. 
The bill was endorsed by the American Medical Association.
- Boxer, Coburn Praise Senate HELP Committee Passage of the HOPE Act.
- New York Times. A new push to let HIV patients accept organs that are infected. (11 April 2011).