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US woman have become the third person worldwide and first woman, to be cured of HIV.
Stem cell transplants
Potential of stem cell transplants was demonstrated in 2007. Timothy Ray Brown was the first person to be cured of HIV. He underwent a transplant from a donor, who was naturally resistant to HIV. Since then, this feat has been repeated only twice, with Adam Castillejo and the women patient.
Is this the cure for HIV?
There are some people worldwide, who have natural mutation in their gene. This makes them resistant to HIV. Now, scientists used ‘umbilical cord blood’ from the donor for bone marrow transplant treatment of woman with leukaemia. As a surprise, woman was cured of HIV as well. This was possible because donor’s umbilical cord blood had aforementioned mutation, which cured women’s HIV infection after transplantation. This was the first ever treatment where umbilical cord blood has been used to cure HIV. However, mutation screening in umbilical cord blood is important before using it to treat HIV. Thus, it is not a generalisable treatment, currently.
Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV)
HIV are two species of Lentivirus, that infect humans. They cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) over time, which is a condition where progressive failure of immune system allows life-threatening cancers and opportunistic infections to thrive. Depending on HIV subtype, Average survival time after infection with HIV is 9 to 11 years, without treatment.
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