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Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits => Research News & Studies => Topic started by: Jim Allen on November 16, 2021, 05:59:57 am

Title: 2 PLHIV - Possible Sterilizing Cure Without Stem Cell Transplantation
Post by: Jim Allen on November 16, 2021, 05:59:57 am
I'm sure we covered these patients before, I know we covered the first patient a few times over the years, but I was sure the second case was discussed, however, despite searching, I can't find the thread from last year.

So apologies if this is a duplicate. Anyhow, so good news for 2 individuals who seem to have reached a naturally sterilizing phase.

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/L21-0297
A Possible Sterilizing Cure of HIV-1 Infection Without Stem Cell Transplantation

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Genome-intact and replication-competent HIV-1 were not detected in an elite controller despite analysis of massive numbers of cells from blood and tissues, suggesting that this patient may have naturally achieved a sterilizing cure of HIV-1 infection. These observations raise the possibility that a sterilizing cure may be an extremely rare but possible outcome of HIV-1 infection.

POZ.com writeup: https://www.poz.com/article/second-woman-naturally-cured-hiv