Flashback to the year of 2008, a man named Timothy Ray Brown cured of HIV. At that time, the man dubbed the 'Berlin patient' is considered to be recovered from the infection after receiving two bone marrow transplants.
While, those two transplants are actually to treat some other diseases were discovered a few years earlier, namely acute myeloid leukemiua. Apparently, the spinal cord which is derived from a donor with a rare gene that carries a mutation that is immune to HIV. Mutations were termed CCR5-delta 32 then follow to move to Brown, as quoted by CNN on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
|Timothy Ray Brown on the cover of POZ magazine. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cdM2j)|
The virus search seen in his blood a few years later, but remains undetected even though he was not treated with antiretroviral drugs. That is, clinically he has recovered from the infection, according to doctors.
There were several attempts in other patients conducted by scientists to apply the same approach, for example, in 2 patients in Boston. But, only Brown is the only person cured of HIV.
However, in a study presented on Sunday in the 2016 Towards an HIV Cure Symposium as a prelude 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa, there are some data from some patients positive force on HIV has greatly decreased after receiving stem cell transplants are similar to Brown.
The study is part of a project initiated by the European EPISTEM for potential HIV cure using stem cell transplants. Research as well as to deepen the knowledge of Brown healing. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CNN]
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