Bone marrow transplant ‘cures HIV patient’


According to doctors, in Germany, a leukaemia patient, who was also infected by HIV, is HIV free for the last 20 months since his bone marrow transplant. Experts are saying that 1 in 1000 Americans and Europeans have a genetic mutation that prevents the HIV from attaching to cells in their bodies.

The clinic said since the transplant, tests on his bone marrow, blood and other organ tissues have all been clean.

“More than 20 months after the successful transplant, no HIV can be detected in the patient,” the clinic said in a statement.

Such a donor supplied this patient with a bone marrow transplant and has subsequently cured him from HIV for almost 2 years now. You can read more about this on BBC News.  Рthanks to David for the link.

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HIV Particle - Image Copyright Russell Kightley

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2 Responses to “Bone marrow transplant ‘cures HIV patient’”

  1. Please credit the HIV image “copyright Russell Kightley” and link it to this page: http://www.rkm.com.au/VIRUS/HIV. Thanks

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