THE LONDON PATIENT: 2ND CASE OF HIV CURE?

An HIV-positive man, who is off HIV medications, remains HIV free 19 months after receiving a bone marrow transplant for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The announcement was made by the University of London HIV researchers at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) being held in Seattle, Washington, USA.

This is the 2nd case of a possible cure of HIV in an adult. The first case was that of Timothy Brown, aka the Berlin Patient who, 12 years ago, became HIV free after bone marrow transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia. He remains free of HIV and is off HIV medications.

Another major step forward in the HIV cure research field, and perhaps, hope for all those living with HIV/AIDS.

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