First woman ‘cured’ of HIV with stem cell blood cancer treatment, say scientists

Scientists believe they have cured HIV in a woman for the first time using a stem cell transplant method to treat her leukaemia.

It has given researchers new information in their work to find an elusive cure for HIV after decades of work – and it is hoped the treatment could be made available to other patients.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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