#InTheNews: U.S. patient becomes 1st woman cured of HIV after stem cell transplant

Alisha OstbergBlog

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

A U.S. patient with leukemia has become the first woman and the third person to date to be cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant from a donor who was naturally resistant to the virus. Since receiving the cord blood to treat her acute myeloid leukemia — a cancer that starts in blood-forming cells in the bone marrow — the woman has been in remission and free of the virus for 14 months, without the need for potent HIV treatments known as antiretroviral therapy.

Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/woman-cured-hiv-stem-cell-transplant-1.6352938News