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A 2nd Man’s HIV Is in Long-Term Remission, but Is He Cured?

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RichardUK

@tiggercares, well there would be few donors so not much blood, unless it could be artificially multiplied, and I'm not sure it can be. Not yet anyway. Secondly, the blood would have to cross match to be compatible for each recipient. Thirdly, red blood cells last 120 days when you produce them for yourself. You'd be getting older ones via donation. And so you'd need more future donations. And all that would be try and see. Worth a try, tho, maybe...

March 31, 2019 UK

tiggercares

Since some people have a mutated gene that does not allow them to get hiv and the only "cures" we have heard about are through cancer patients who get this mutated gene through bone marrow transplant. would it be possible for those of us who do not have this type of cancer to get a blood transfusion using this miracle mutated blood? Or would we have to have our cells killed off first? I had breast cancer so been through the killing of my cells but it messed up other parts of my body.

March 7, 2019 Pennsylvania

frankcar1965

Not a cure for the vast majority of us. Who wants to get cancer to get cured of HIV? However, maybe we will learn SOMETHING from it. I'll still be waiting.

March 6, 2019

Nick44

They are just throwing us another bone. The research community will go back to begging for billions in donations and federal grants every year to search for new, expensive, medications to treat the virus. They have no intention of giving up this AIDS cash cow. I'm now immune to their false hope.

March 5, 2019 OKC

Andrew

Cue the chorus of “we’re nowhere near a cure” from a bunch of “activists” who previously hadn't talked about anything other than PrEP since the Obama Administration.

March 5, 2019 Cleveland, OH

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