Stem cell transplant cures HIV infection, say doctors

'Berlin patient' is cured of HIV as a result of treatment in 2007

Doctors who treated a HIV-infected patient suffering from leukemia say a stem cell transplant has left him HIV-free. In 2007, Timothy Ray Brown was treated with bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a natural resistance to HIV infection, which is said to be the reason Brown is now HIV-free. A follow-up report in the medical journal Blood argues that based on extensive test results, “It is reasonable to conclude that cure of HIV infection has been achieved in this patient.”


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