RE: HIV cure
Nov 14, 2008
The introduction of a cell line without the CCR5 receptor through a bone marrow transplant does not really sound like a cure rather a means of preventing HIV from infecting CD4 cells much like what effective HAART does. Unless there was a way to PROVE that no HIV was hiding in any part of this patient's body which is likely impossible this represents more of an effective treatment than a cure. Highly dangerous and dwarfing HIV medication, already quite expensive, in cost.
Response from Dr. Henry
Comments noted on unique case that needs further study.
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