HIV, a thing of the past?

An american man with HIV is cured after a bone marrow transplant, german scientists say.

It was back in 2007 the american who then both had HIV and blood cancer, he got treated for the cancer with a bone marrow transplant. It turns out that the donor had the genetic mutation making you immune to the HIV virus, and it some how cured him.

Today, almost four years after the transplant, the patient is still HIV free, and there is no sign of it hiding anywhere in his body.

The results conclude that we have, in fact, cured this patient of the HIV virus, the germans say.


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