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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cure for HIV/AIDS

Even though very little publicity was given a great medical finding was done by an American Doctor working in Berlin to find a cure for HIV/AIDS or Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

As per the articles a stem cell transplant from a donor who had a gene mutation known as “CCR-5 Delta- 32” cured a patient with HIV infection with no traces of HIV after two years of the transplant.

At the moment a transplant is much riskier thing to do since it involves of destroying and rebuilding the patients’ immune system. But this case of success will open up new ways to think and will help finding more safe and solid cures for HIV/AIDS in the near future.

Read more,

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/02/11/health.hiv.stemcell/

http://www.baldwincountynow.com/articles/2009/05/28/local_news/doc4a1d63cb68531598814432.txt

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