• Kyodo


A man in his 40s infected through contaminated blood products with both HIV and hepatitis C recently underwent liver transplant surgery, the first person to benefit from revised guidelines in Japan giving priority for the surgery to such patients, sources said.

The transplant in June was the first since regulations were revised in 2012 to give priority to HIV/hepatitis C-infected liver cirrhosis patients who are at greater risk than those infected with hepatitis C alone, the sources said Monday.

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