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Timothy Brown, an American living in Berlin, was given stem-cell therapy and chemotherapy in 2007 to treat leukemia, a condition that developed after he was infected with the AIDS virus.
Three years later, doctors believe the 42-year-old has been cured of both cancer and HIV.
"Our results strongly suggest that cure of HIV has been achieved in this patient," wrote study author Kristina Allers in this month's issue of the medical journal Blood.
Doctors say they treated Brown with stem cells and bone marrow from a healthy individual with a genetic predisposition to resist HIV.
Doctors believe Brown is the first person ever to be cured of HIV and say the treatment could pave the way for a new approach in fighting the virus.
Originally posted by beyondthepast
didnt they say steroids cured HIV? anyways my question is So now we can have sex without condoms and not worry?
Originally posted by Fox Molder
Question is will the pharmaceutical lobbyist let this hit the general medical treatments. A lot of money in treating symptoms and not curing anything.....I truly hope that HIV and cancer van be cured.....But we all know that after these are cured we will be facing some kind of alien virus of some sort.