A Good Chance A Cure For HIV Is Coming

European scientists say that a bone marrow transplant has permanently cured a patient’s infection with H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS,according to the New York Times.

If the results hold up, it will be the second time in history that doctors have reportedly cured H.I.V. — though the procedure remains so prohibitively expensive, complex, and dangerous that it might not lead to a reliable treatment for the scourge.

In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Nature, the researchers describe how they performed a bone marrow transplant into an unidentified patient using stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that causes a resistance to H.I.V.

Now, 18 months after the patient stopped taking anti retro viral medication, doctors say there’s been no sign of a return of the infection.

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