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.
- Read Matt Terrell's story for Vice, "HIV-Positive Organ Donors Are Now Able to Save Lives"
This segment aired on September 21, 2016.