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    London HIV patient becomes world's second AIDS cure hope

    LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) - An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, his doctors said.

    Almost three years after he received bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection - and more than 18 months after he came off antiretroviral drugs - highly sensitive tests still show no trace of the man’s previous HIV infection.


    “There is no virus there that we can measure. We can’t detect anything,” said Ravindra Gupta, a professor and HIV biologist who co-led a team of doctors treating the man.


    AIDS experts said the case is a proof of the concept that scientists will one day be able to end AIDS, and marks a “critical moment” in the search for an HIV cure, but does not mean that cure has already been found.


    Gupta described his patient as “functionally cured” and “in remission”, but cautioned: “It’s too early to say he’s cured.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    an HIV-resistant donor,
    African and female? Just wondering. I read, years ago, about a small number of African prostitutes that were apparently HIV immune.

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    ^ Read about it... Sure Maany..... That's your story.

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    Eh? WTF is your problem?

    Not hard to find numerous articles on the matter.
    Why on earth would you think I wasn't reading stuff years ago?

    Your need to find fault is quite odd.


    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12289854
    "Further evidence that so-called "killer T-cells" could be the key to an HIV-vaccine has come from "immune" sex-workers in Nairobi, Kenya....."


    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC199193/
    "Resistance to HIV infection in a small group of Kenyan sex workers is associated with CD8+-lymphocyte responses to HIV cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) epitopes. Eleven prostitutes meeting criteria for HIV resistance seroconverted ....."

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20.../aids.features
    "In the past 30 years Agnes has had unprotected sex with up to 2,000 infected men. Yet she and a small number of her fellow sex workers are still free from Aids. Stephanie Nolen travels to Majengo, a slum in Nairobi, to meet the extraordinary women and researchers who are changing the history of HIV..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    ^ Read about it... Sure Maany..... That's your story.
    Very weird.

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