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Using Data to Rethink the Ban on Cornea Donation From Men Who Have Sex With Men

Using Data to Rethink the Ban on Cornea Donation From Men Who Have Sex With Men Research Original Investigation Federal Regulations in the US and Canada and Potential Corneal Donation by Men Who Have Sex With Men Invited Commentary Using Data to Rethink the Ban on Cornea Donation From Men Who Have Sex With Men Alan Sugar, MD; Woodford S. Van Meter, MD Puente et al have raised an important question for eye bank- reported, even from HIV-positive donors, despite the known, ing and corneal transplant. Should we reassess the current although low, presence of HIV antigen in corneal tissues. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance and Eye However, the dominant reason for lessened concern about HIV Bank Association of America medical standards that place transmission is the effectiveness of testing of all donors restrictions on transplant of corneas from men who have sex for HIV. Although HIV testing has been available since the with men (MSM)? 1980s, the early tests could not detect the virus until several From their survey of North American eye banks, Puente months after infection, the so-called window period. Current et al estimate that about 3200 corneas may have been ex- nucleic acid testing for HIV can detect virus reliably in the first cluded from consideration for transplant in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Using Data to Rethink the Ban on Cornea Donation From Men Who Have Sex With Men

JAMA Ophthalmology , Volume 138 (11) – Nov 24, 2020

Using Data to Rethink the Ban on Cornea Donation From Men Who Have Sex With Men

Abstract

Research Original Investigation Federal Regulations in the US and Canada and Potential Corneal Donation by Men Who Have Sex With Men Invited Commentary Using Data to Rethink the Ban on Cornea Donation From Men Who Have Sex With Men Alan Sugar, MD; Woodford S. Van Meter, MD Puente et al have raised an important question for eye bank- reported, even from HIV-positive donors, despite the known, ing and corneal transplant. Should we reassess the current although low, presence of HIV antigen in...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6165
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2168-6173
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10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.3629
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Abstract

Research Original Investigation Federal Regulations in the US and Canada and Potential Corneal Donation by Men Who Have Sex With Men Invited Commentary Using Data to Rethink the Ban on Cornea Donation From Men Who Have Sex With Men Alan Sugar, MD; Woodford S. Van Meter, MD Puente et al have raised an important question for eye bank- reported, even from HIV-positive donors, despite the known, ing and corneal transplant. Should we reassess the current although low, presence of HIV antigen in corneal tissues. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance and Eye However, the dominant reason for lessened concern about HIV Bank Association of America medical standards that place transmission is the effectiveness of testing of all donors restrictions on transplant of corneas from men who have sex for HIV. Although HIV testing has been available since the with men (MSM)? 1980s, the early tests could not detect the virus until several From their survey of North American eye banks, Puente months after infection, the so-called window period. Current et al estimate that about 3200 corneas may have been ex- nucleic acid testing for HIV can detect virus reliably in the first cluded from consideration for transplant in

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JAMA OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 24, 2020

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