Scientists have possibly cured HIV in a woman for the first time

  • Scientists have possibly cured HIV in a woman for the first time

    Posted by metta on February 15, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Scientists have possibly cured HIV in a woman for the first time

    It is unethical, experts stress, to attempt an HIV cure through a stem cell transplant — a toxic, sometimes fatal procedure — in anyone who does not have a potentially fatal cancer or other condition that already makes them a candidate for such risky treatment.

    Dr. Deborah Persaud, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who chairs the NIH-funded scientific committee behind the new case study (the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network), said that “while we’re very excited” about the new case of possible HIV cure, the stem cell treatment method is “still not a feasible strategy for all but a handful of the millions of people living with HIV.”

    https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/scientists-possibly-cured-hiv-woman-first-time-rcna16196?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma&fbclid=IwAR3B2Wv-jS_9pmFSUVLjDC92nDFL5zItZkz54AJRrkiyV3roaZNXoz5E7mY

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