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Dorry Segev, left, and Morris Murray, previous liver transplant recipient, are interviewed about the first ever HIV-positive liver transplant in the world after a news conference at Johns Hopkins hospital, March 30, 2016 in Baltimore. (Gail Burton/AP)
Dorry Segev, left, and Morris Murray, previous liver transplant recipient, are interviewed about the first ever HIV-positive liver transplant in the world after a news conference at Johns Hopkins hospital, March 30, 2016 in Baltimore. (Gail Burton/AP)
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Until 2013, organ donations in the United States could only come from people who were HIV-negative donors. The HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, signed by President Barack Obama, changed that.

This past March, the first HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplant in the United States was completed at Johns Hopkins University. More have followed.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti hears more from Matt Terrell of Vice News, and gets a medical perspective from Dr. Sander Florman, director of the Racanati/Miller Transplant Institute at Mount Sinai in New York.

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Matt Terrell, writer for Vice News. He tweets @itsjustmematt.

Dr. Sander Florman, director of the Racanati/Miller Transplant Institute at Mount Sinai in New York.

This segment aired on September 21, 2016.

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