Can this really be true? According to numerous reports, doctors believe an HIV-positive man who underwent a stem cell transplant has been cured as a result of the procedure.
According to the Huffington Post report, Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the "Berlin Patient," received the transplant in 2007 as part of a lengthy treatment course for leukemia. These findings were then recently published in the journal Blood affirming that the results of extensive testing "strongly suggest that cure of HIV infection has been achieved."
This, along with another stunning recent report that indicated that healthy individuals who take antiretrovirals -- medicine commonly prescribed for treating HIV -- can reduce their risk of contracting the disease by up to 73 percent, are incredibly exciting developments.
What do you think of these reports? Will HIV actually be 'cured' through genetically-engineered stem cells?
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