Bone marrow transplant seems to clear HIV virus

Because of bone marrow transplants that seemed to clear the HIV virus from their bodies, two patients have been taken off their HIV drugs, the BBC reported. The findings were reported at the International Aids Society Conference by a team of doctors from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US. The two men had HIV for about 3 decades and developed a cancer which required a bone-marrow transplant. Following the transplant, no HIV virus was detected in the blood for two years in one patient, and 4 in the other. Doctors have cautioned however that it is too early to talk about a cure as the virus could return any time.

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