London man second patient to be cured of HIV

London man second patient to be cured of HIV

The Straits Times - World·2020-03-10 23:49

PARIS (AFP) - A second patient has been cured of HIV after undergoing stem cell transplant treatment, doctors said on Tuesday (March 10), after finding no trace of infection 30 months after he stopped traditional treatment.

The so-called "London Patient", a cancer sufferer originally from Venezuela, made headlines last year when researchers at the University of Cambridge reported they had found no trace of the AIDS-causing virus in his blood for 18 months.

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