Doctors Claim They Have Cured An HIV Positive Man

12.14.10 7 years ago 23 Comments

Doctors believe a 42-year-old man was cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant in 2007, the medical journal Blood reported.

Timothy Ray Brown, a HIV-positive American living in Germany, had leukemia and was undergoing chemotherapy, when he received a transplant of stem cells from a donor carrying a rare, inherited gene mutation associated with a reduced risk HIV. The transplant appeared to wipe out both diseases, giving hope to doctors. Brown’s case was published in a February 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Of course this claim will need to be verified by other doctors before it is widely accepted. If there was ever a cure for HIV do you think condom sales would plummet?

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