Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Wednesday, December 8

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Illinois became the first state to approve the donation of HIV-infected organs between patients suffering from the disease. This means that those who are already living longer due to advances in treatment for HIV now can receive transplants, and enjoy a better quality of life. This won't happen overnight, however, as there is still a lot of work to do while the state coordinates screening and safety efforts with UNOS and the federal government.

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