Friday, 8 March 2019
A London man has become the second in the world to be ‘cured’ of HIV after a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, doctors said.
The discovery could pave the way for a way to end AIDS, but it does not yet mean that a usable cure for HIV has been found, doctors cautioned.
The patient is still testing negative for HIV, three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection.
The new case comes 10 years after the first patient was ‘cured’ of HIV, known as the ‘Berlin patient’, using a similar method.
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