New York City has performed the first heart transplant in which the donor and recipient were both HIV-positive.Montefiore Health System in the Bronx performed the operation in the early spring of this year, the hospital announced in a news release last week.

The recipient was a woman in her 60s who suffered from advanced heart failure. She received a kidney transplant at the same time as the heart transplant, spent five weeks in the hospital afterward, and is now seeing her transplant physicians for monitoring.

There was no information disclosed about the donor.“Thanks to significant medical advances, people living with HIV are able to control the disease so well that they can now save the lives of other people living with this condition.