Bone Marrow Transplants & HIV

By July 3, 2013 January 28th, 2015 No Comments

The story of two HIV-infected patients who appear to be free of the infection following bone marrow transplants has been gaining considerable coverage over the last few days. This post at the New York Times is one of the clearest:

Two H.I.V.-infected patients in Boston who had bone-marrow transplants for blood cancers have apparently been virus-free for weeks since their antiretroviral drugs were stopped, researchers at an international AIDS conference announced Wednesday.

The patients’ success echoes that of Timothy Ray Brown, the famous “Berlin patient,” who has shown no signs of resurgent virus in the five years since he got a bone-marrow transplant from a donor with a rare mutation conferring resistance to H.I.V.

You can read the full piece here.

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