A Cure in 2 Cities

HIV has reportedly been cured in a second patient, 12 years after the procedure that put the “Berlin patient” into long-term remission.

Both feats involved bone marrow transplants that were intended to treat cancer, not HIV.

After many failed attempts to replicate the cure, scientists posited that the Berlin patient’s “near death” experience with treatment somehow contributed to his cure. Now, the remarkable results in the anonymous “London patient” show that “A near-death experience is not required for the procedure to work,” writes Apoorva Mandavilli.

Without harmful side effects, the transplanted cells appear to have replaced his vulnerable cells.

The New York Times

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