Wednesday, December 15, 2010@timehumanPosted in: Science News
Has a cure for HIV been found? Probably not, but German scientists believe they have found a possible cure for the disease. The only problem is you need your entire immune system wiped out for it to work.
Doctors in Germany believe they've cured a man of HIV.
Timothy Brown, an American living in Berlin, was given stem-cell therapy and chemotherapy in 2007 to treat leukemia, a condition that developed after he was infected with the AIDS virus.
Three years later, doctors believe the 42-year-old has been cured of both cancer and HIV.
"Our results strongly suggest that cure of HIV has been achieved in this patient," wrote study author Kristina Allers in this month's issue of the medical journal Blood. Read more - nydailynews