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The Era of HIV Cure Research

OS Michael

Abstract


Timothy Ray Brown is widely referred to as the first HIV patient to be cured of the disease. He received a CCR5 deficient bone marrow transplant as a treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia, with HAART controlled HIV-1 infection at the background. Seven years after the transplant, and discontinuation of HAART, he has been free of the virus. Several tests conducted to detect elements of the virus have turned up negative. This has suggest renewed and  more determined interest in finding a lasting cure for HIV-AIDS and has given birth to the era of HIV cure research.



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