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HIV perhaps "cured" with bone marrow stem cell transplant

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    The treatment was similar to what I went through. Interesting. The lead of the story is below with a link to the full piece.


    A man with HIV living in Germany may have been cured of his infection by a bone marrow transplant, researchers claim. In 2007, the man received a bone marrow transplant to treat his leukemia. The transplant — which treats leukemia by essentially rebooting the body's immune system and creating new white blood cells —also had the benefit of wiping out the HIV infection. Now, three and a half years later, the patient remains HIV-free, which suggests he is cured of the disease, the researchers said.
    Dave Bexfield

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    Well we've known for a long time that SCT could cure so many diseases, why not HIV as well? Though I wonder if their risk is greater since their immune system is already so low due to the HIV