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The first person cured of HIV is now in home hospice care, after a recurrence of leukemia, with his loving partner at his side.
Researchers project the Brazilian man could become the first person deemed cured of HIV without a bone marrow transplant.
Researchers studied 16 people with HIV who had received a stem cell transplant for blood cancer.
London man, who was treated for lymphoma with a stem cell transplant using HIV-resistant stem cells, is “almost certainly” cured of HIV.
A rundown of POZ’s reporting on the 2020 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
The man was treated for lymphoma with a stem cell transplant using immune cells that had an uncommon, naturally occurring resistance to HIV.
“I want to be an ambassador of hope,” Adam Castillejo, 40, who grew up in Venezuela, tells The New York Times.
Trying to mimic the “Berlin Patient” cure, researchers edited the CCR5 gene in the immune stem cells of a man with leukemia and HIV.
A second man’s virus went into remission following an HIV-resistant stem cell transplant to treat his cancer.
Perhaps amfAR sums it up best: “We’re certainly hopeful.”
Timothy Brown may have company after a man’s virus went into remission following an HIV-resistant stem cell transplant to treat his cancer.
Today, with better understanding of the complex task at hand, cure researchers are investigating multiple avenues and taking the long view.
So why is he taking meds every day?
USCA2015 focuses on disparities in epidemic and includes a master lecture series, an HIV action day, workshops, an exhibit hall and more.
A small primate study has suggested that the radiation element of the leukemia treatment that Timothy Ray Brown (a.k.a. the Berlin Patient) re...
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