Medical team reports fourth case of patient cured of HIV

  • James Gallagher
  • Health and Science Correspondent, BBC News


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The patient was diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s.

A man who had been living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) since the 1980s has been cured, his doctors have announced.

To treat the leukemiathe patient received a bone marrow transplant from a donor naturally resistant to the virus.

The 66-year-old man, who prefers not to be identified, has stopped taking anti-HIV drugs. This is the fourth such case reported by scientists.

The patient says he is “more than grateful“that the virus is no longer in your body.

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