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Bone marrow transplants cure AIDS?

November 13, 2008 10:20:17 AM PST
A treatment used to fight leukemia may be able to fight AIDS as well.Cautiously optimistic doctors in Berlin say a man with AIDS seems to have been cured with bone marrow transplants. The man, an American, had been living with AIDS for a decade.

His doctors say he underwent a transplant of genetically selected bone marrow, and 20 months later, he no longer shows signs of carrying the virus.

While they admit it may be a fluke, the doctors hope it will inspire more research into gene therapy to fight AIDS.


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