After a long hiatus studying for the New York and New Jersey bar exams, I am happily returning to the blogosphere! Goodbye bar review, hello life…
To remain on this happy note, here is a very positive(no pun intended) story for the community.
Yesterday, CBS news reported on the new cases of two men treated in Boston who were suffering from HIV and claim to have been cured by HIV immune bone marrow transplants.
Both patients were undergoing bone marrow transplants to fight cancer and received bone marrow donations from individuals who are immune to HIV. One of the patients has been infected with HIV since the 1980’s and is now in his fifties and shows no signs of HIV in blood tests done by researchers. The other patient is in his 20s and has suffered from HIV since he was in the womb. Both men continued their antiretroviral regimens after the transplants, and researchers say this may have assisted in their HIV infected cells being replaced with HIV immune white blood cells created from the bone marrow transplanted.
These two men’s cases are in addition to the case, I reported on back in May of last year, of Timothy Ray Brown in San Francisco. Brown is better know as the “Berlin Patient” and held a press conference in Washington D.C. this week claiming to have been cured of HIV by the same type of transplant undergone 5 years ago.
To read more check out the original article at CBS News