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Video: Scientists Have Confirmed The Second Case Of Cure Of HIV Infection
Scientists have confirmed the second case of cure of HIV infection
The second patient who received treatment for HIV infection with bone marrow transplantation can be considered cured. 30 months after the start of treatment, doctors did not find any live viruses in his body.
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The second patient who received treatment for HIV infection with bone marrow transplantation can be considered cured. 30 months after the start of treatment, doctors did not find any live viruses in his body. Their report is published in The Lancet HIV.
The media wrote about the so-called "London patient" a year ago. Then it was reported that HIV was absent in his analyzes for 18 months after the therapy. Now scientists do not exclude that we can talk about a complete cure.
“We checked a large number of places in the body where HIV likes to hide and found no active viruses in them,” Ravindra Gupta of Cambridge University, lead author of the study, told AFP.
The patient whose case is described by Lancet was diagnosed with HIV in 2003 and was undergoing medication. In 2012, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a fatal tumor.
Almost four years ago, the "London patient" received a bone marrow transplant. The main goal of this treatment was to combat Hodgkin's lymphoma. The transplant came from a donor who had a rare mutation that protects against infection with the most common type of HIV. The effect of this treatment exceeded scientists' expectations.
The London Patient is the second person to receive such HIV treatment. The first was the "Berlin patient" who recovered from his illness in 2011.
Scientists report that the “remains” of HIV are found in the body of the “London patient” in the form of fragments that are unable to reproduce themselves. They note that such a find is not a surprise.