They do a bone marrow transplant for leukemia and the patient recovers from cancer and HIV

It could be a turning point in the fight against AIDS: the case of a 53-year-old recovered from leukemia and HIV after a bone marrow stem cell transplant. The study by the University of Dusseldorf published by Nature Medicine


A patient with HIV and leukemia is completely cured after a bone marrow stem cell transplant. He no longer needs any medications. The discovery could prove to be revolutionary and the study by experts from the University of Dusseldorf has just been published by Nature Medicine .

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THE CASE - The story concerns a 53-year-old man with HIV who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2011. In 2013, he received a donor transplant, which was followed by chemotherapy. Antiretroviral therapy had continued, but the HIV virus was undetectable and in 2018 it was suspended to see if it continued to be present. But there was no longer a trace of the virus. In short, the patient no longer needs to take any type of drug. This is the second case, after that of a patient from London. Which leads us to think of new frontiers in the battle against AIDS.

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