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Stem Cell Transplant Cures HIV In ‘Berlin Patient’

On the heels of World AIDS Day comes a stunning medical breakthrough: Doctors believe an HIV-positive man who underwent a stem cell transplant has been cured as a result of the procedure.

Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the “Berlin Patient,” received the transplant in 2007 as part of a lengthy treatment course for leukemia. His doctors recently published a report in the journalBlood affirming that the results of extensive testing “strongly suggest that cure of HIV infection has been achieved.”

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