Report: Second cure for HIV succeeded

It is only the second case worldwide: an HIV patient referred to as a “London patient” is likely to be cured. Around two and a half years after the end of anti-HIV therapy, he was no longer able to detect a functional HI virus, a group led by medical doctor Ravindra Gupta from the University of Cambridge (Great Britain) reported in the journal “The Lancet HIV”. The patient, who had blood cancer in addition to HIV, previously received a special stem cell donation. The researchers emphasize that stem cell therapy is a high-risk treatment that is out of the question for most HIV patients.

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