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Seems as though those 'cured' had to have cancer
Jul 19, 2013

Dr. Young. I know you guys are doing exceptional work. But I it seems that those who were making headlines about cured. Had to have cancer and a transplant. Is that the only way we can look to a possibly eradication.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

The cure cases to date all involved using stem cell transplantation-- a risky procedure for healthy individuals, but generally reserved for people with difficult to treat cancers.

Indeed, we sadly learned of the death of a young HIV+ boy living with HIV who was undergoing this type of procedure.

In total this shouldn't detract from the general idea that a HIV cure isn't possible. It only teaches us that stem cell transplant might not be the way that cure is achieved for the general HIV population.

Be well, BY

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