No Trace of HIV After Stem-Cell Transplants

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No Trace of HIV After Stem-Cell Transplants
Sun, 07-07-2013 - 10:27am

According to Health Day News, two more patients are showing no signs of the virus after being treated for another illness. "Two HIV-positive patients show no trace of virus after receiving chemotherapy and stem-cell transplants as treatment for lymphoma, according to new research.

These patients have become the second and third known cases of a "sterilizing cure," in which medical treatment removes all traces of HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- from the body. They have remained virus-free even though doctors months ago took them off their HIV-targeted medications." read more

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