Monday, June 06, 2011

First Man 'Functionally Cured" of HIV

There has been so many possible "cures" that had been reported before and none seemed to have panned out.  However, this one is interesting because the cure stems from people who seem to be naturally immune to HIV and developing a cure from this.

Timothy Ray Brown suffered from both leukemia and HIV when he received a bone marrow stem cell transplant in Berlin, Germany in 2007. The transplant came from a man who was immune to HIV, which scientists say about 1 percent of Caucasians are.
What happened next has stunned the dozens of scientists who are closely monitoring Brown: His HIV went away.

"He has no replicating virus and he isn't taking any medication. And he will now probably never have any problems with HIV," his doctor Gero Huetter told Reuters.

Full story here.

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