3rd-ever person declared cured of HIV following stem cell treatment – GLOBAL

February 21, 2023

A 53-year-old man in Germany is the third-ever person to be officially cured of HIV, according to a newly published scientific study.

The man, identified only as “the Düsseldorf Patient,” was declared cured of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) after his bone marrow cells were replaced with HIV-resistant stem cells from a donor.

The HIV patient, also diagnosed with leukemia, received the stem cell transplant in February 2013, as per a study published on Monday in the scientific journal Nature. The journal claimed the Düsseldorf Patient is the third person to ever be cured of HIV.

The patient was monitored in the years after the stem cell procedure and continued to undergo antiretroviral therapy (ART), a common treatment for HIV that suppresses the virus to undetectable levels and prevents transmission to others.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/9501059/hiv-cure-man-stem-cell-treatment-dusseldorf-germany/

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