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London HIV patient becomes world's second AIDS cure hope

Updated : March 05, 2019 08:29 AM IST

Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection - and more than 18 months after coming off anti-retroviral drugs - highly sensitive tests still show no trace of the man's previous HIV infection.
The case is proof of the concept that scientists will one day be able to end AIDS, the doctors said but does not mean a cure for HIV has been found.
The man is being called "the London patient", in part because his case is similar to the first known case of a functional cure of HIV - in an American man, Timothy Brown, who became known as the Berlin patient when he underwent similar treatment in Germany in 2007 which also cleared his HIV.
London HIV patient becomes world's second AIDS cure hope

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