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Promising HIV cure: woman maintains virus-free status after stem cell transplant

In a groundbreaking development, the “New York patient” remains free of the HIV virus and has been off medication for over two and a half years following a stem cell transplant. The case, presented by a team of doctors, brings hope for a potential cure.

Although cautious about labeling it a definitive cure, experts highlight the patient’s remarkable progress. Stem cells from umbilical cord blood, combined with those from a relative, were used in the innovative treatment.

This approach shows potential for wider application due to accessibility and compatibility. Further research is needed, but this achievement marks a significant step forward in the fight against HIV.

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Source: livescience.com

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