HIV cured with a tansplan

Blood transplantation cured a patient infected with the AIDS virus, although doctors who practiced it stated that it is not an effective use and management of mass.

The particularity here is that the blood stem cell donor, received by the 40-year-old in 2007, had a genetic mutation that endowed natural resistance against HIV, present in 1 percent of the population Caucasian in northwestern Europe.

Now, three years later, the cell receptor and has no signs or AIDS or leukemia, according to a study published in the journal Blood.

"It's an interesting proof of concept, accompanied by some extraordinary measures, resulted in the cure of a patient with HIV, but is very risky as it becomes widely used therapy, even if enough donors were found qualified" said Dr. Michael Saag of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Bone marrow transplants, or more commonly these days, blood stem cells are performed to treat cancer and its risks in healthy people are unknown. Destroy the immune system involving receptor with powerful drugs and radiation, to be replaced with donor cells.

Mortality from the procedure or its complications can be 5 percent or more, said Saag, who presided HIV Medicine Association.

"We really can not apply this procedure to healthy people because the risk is very high, especially when drugs can keep HIV at bay."

Saag said that treatment should only be considered if the infected with AIDS also had cancer

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