Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Study Indicates Potential Cure for HIV Found

Posted By on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM

The medical journal, Blood, published by the American Society of Hematology, just released the results of a German study indicating that stem cell transplantation could cure HIV.

The paper discusses the case of Timothy Ray Brown, who underwent a stem cell transplant as treatment in 2007 and appears to be the first person ever cured of the disease as a result.

While more research is required, this is still good news that may provide hope for the approximately 33 million people living with the disease worldwide, including approximately 2.5 million children born with the disease.

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