CNN reported today that scientist in Germany have “potentially” found a cure for HIV, the virus that leads to AID’s. Apparently this guy suffering from acute myeloid leukemia (a cancer of the immune system). To treat this they had his entire immune system wiped out with a high-dose chemotherapy and radiation and gave him a stem-cell transplant as treatment. At the time of the transplant (February 2007) the guy stopped taking anti-HIV medications and hasn’t taken any since.
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