Stem cell man in HIV all-clear

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A UK pa­tient’s HIV has be­come “un­de­tectable” fol­low­ing a stem cell trans­plant – in only the sec­ond case of its kind, doc­tors re­port.

The male Lon­don pa­tient, who has not been named, was di­ag­nosed with HIV in 2003 and ad­vanced Hodgkin’s lym­phoma in 2012.

He had chemo­ther­apy to treat the can­cer and, in ad­di­tion, stem cells were im­planted into him from a donor re­sis­tant to HIV, lead­ing to both his can­cer and HIV go­ing into re­mis­sion, says a team of univer­sity doc­tors.

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