HIV returns to bone marrow transplant “cured” men10th December 2013
There’s been a setback in the fight against HIV today as two men who were previously “cured” of the virus after a Bone Marrow Transplant have had to go back on to their medications.
In July we reported that two men in the US had been effectively ‘cured’ of HIV after the pair had a bone marrow transplant, which seemingly cleared the virus from their bodies.
Previously Doctors at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, had cautiously announced that two men, who had a long history with HIV were effectively ‘cured’ of the virus. However today The Boston Globe reported that the two men had both tested positive for HIV again.
The unnamed patients both had bone marrow transplants – and were asked to come off their medications to work out whether it had been the transplant or the medications that had kept their virus at undetectable levels.
Read more at The Boston Globe