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2012-07-27 12:33:28

2 Brigham and Women's Hospital patients have no detectable traces of HIV following transplantation Two men with longstanding HIV infections no longer have detectable HIV in their blood cells following bone marrow transplants. The virus was easily detected in blood lymphocytes of both men prior to their transplants but became undetectable by eight months post-transplant. The men, who were treated at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), have remained on anti-retroviral therapy. Their cases...

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2012-07-24 23:17:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. on Tuesday gave hope in the search for finding a cure for the disease that caused nearly 30 million deaths since the 1980s. With around 34 million people around the world living with HIV, experts say a cure is more crucial than ever before, because the rate of infections is outpacing the world's ability to medicate people. "For every person who starts antiretroviral therapy, two new individuals...

2012-05-21 23:00:08

Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the "Berlin" patient, now lives back in San Francisco. More than 5 years ago he got 2 bone marrow transplants that cured him from HIV. He will share his experience with the German haematologist who cured him in Marseilles this week. Marseilles, France (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 In 2006, Timothy Ray Brown was living in Berlin with HIV infection whend he was also diagnosed with acute leukemia, a fatal condition. But he was treated by Gero Hütter, a genius...

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2011-06-05 09:05:00

Timothy Ray Brown, an HIV-positive American, known as "the Berlin patient," has become an icon for the potential end of a disease that has claimed the lives of countless millions, and has also become a sign of hope for scientists who are trying to end the AIDS pandemic.Remarkable scientific advances since HIV was first discovered 30 years ago this week mean the virus is no longer a death sentence. Thanks to tests that detect HIV early on, new drugs that have been developed that can control...

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2010-12-14 17:35:00

The medical journal Blood reported on Tuesday that doctors believe one man may have been cured of HIV/AIDS after receiving a stem cell transplant in 2007. Timothy Ray Brown, an HIV-positive American living in Germany, had leukemia and was undergoing chemotherapy when he received a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a rare, inherited gene mutation that seems to make carriers virtually immune to HIV. The transplant appeared to wipe out both diseases, but Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of...

2010-02-26 07:58:52

UCLA AIDS Institute researchers successfully removed CCR5 "” a cell receptor to which HIV-1 binds for infection but which the human body does not need "” from human cells. Individuals who naturally lack the CCR5 receptor have been found to be essentially resistant to HIV. Using a humanized mouse model, the researchers transplanted a small RNA molecule known as short hairpin RNA (shRNA), which induced RNA interference into human blood stem cells to inhibit the expression of CCR5 in...

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2009-02-12 10:30:00

Researchers say an HIV positive man in his early 40s no longer shows any sign of the virus two years after undergoing a stem cell transplant from a donor with a rare resistance to the disease. A report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine said the stem cell donor was among the 1 percent of Caucasians who have the variant gene mutation that blocks a receptor known as CCR5, which is normally found on the surface of T cells, the type of immune system cells attacked by HIV....

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2008-11-13 08:25:00

Doctors were happy to announce Wednesday that a man who suffered from AIDS appears to have been cured of the disease 20 months after receiving a targeted bone marrow transplant normally used to fight leukemia. Researchers warn the case may be a fluke, while others contend it could inspire a greater interest in gene therapy to fight the disease that claims 2 million lives each year. Worldwide, the virus has infected 33 million people. Dr. Gero Huetter said his 42-year-old anonymous patient,...

2008-11-07 12:00:23

A German doctor expressed surprise that an AIDS patient shows no sign of the fatal virus after receiving a bone-marrow transplant for leukemia. The patient, an American living in Berlin, is recovering from the leukemia therapy. Doctors said they have not been able to detect the virus in his blood in more than 600 days, even though he stopped stopped taking conventional AIDS medications, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. "I was very surprised," said the Dr. Gero Hutter. The...


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