For the first time, scientists believe they may have cured HIV in a woman.
Using a cutting-edge stem cell transplant approach, an American research team claims to have potentially healed HIV in a woman.
There are only three males in history who have been declared HIV-free by medical professionals; their patient has now joined that exclusive group.”
In addition, two women whose immune systems have miraculously defeated the virus have been identified by researchers.
NBC News quoted Carl Dieffenbach, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Division of AIDS, as saying that the accumulation of apparent victories in treating HIV "continues to inspire optimism."
Stem cell therapy for HIV is "still not a practical technique for all but a fraction of the millions of individuals living with HIV," according to Dr. Deborah Persaud.