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Bone Marrow Transplant Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Effectiveness of Bone Marrow Transplant in Suppressing HIV Creates Hope for Gene-Therapy Strategies in Treating Virus, Wall Street Journal Reports

The Wall Street Journal on Friday examined the case of an HIV-positive person who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia and who has had undetectable HIV viral loads for almost two years. The procedure -- performed by German... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Media Outlets Examine Case of Man Cured of HIV, Leukemia Through Bone Marrow Transplant

In a special report, Reuters examines the case of Timothy Ray Brown, who was cured of HIV and leukemia after undergoing "a bone marrow transplant using cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation, known as CCR5 delta 32," which researchers knew... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newspapers Examine Possible HIV/AIDS Treatment Through Bone Marrow Transplant

Several newspapers recently profiled the case of an HIV-positive person who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia and who has had undetectable HIV viral loads for almost two years. For the procedure -- performed by German hematologist... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is a bone marrow transplant optional for someone diagnosed with HIV

In my own research I have found out about a man in Germany who was diagnosed with HIV, that also had cancer of the bone marrow and upon getting a bone marrow transplant from a donner who was resistant to HIV was "Functionally Cured,"of his...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I won't comment of the ethics of BM transplantation in HIV infection. The German case is somewhat unique, which required prior chemotherapy to ablate (destroy) the person's immune system and then get a transplant of cells from someone who... Read more »

First claim of aids cure from the scientific community and qualified medical doctors! (BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT,"FUNCTIONAL CURE"

Hi Dr. Bob,While I dont have hiv nor have been at risk, I follow your posts just for your great sense of humour and expert knowledge.Anyway, the news just broke that German doctors have had a breakthrough which might be a big step in finding a CURE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,See below.Dr. Bobbone marrow transplant???Nov 14, 2008 Hi Doctor, My boyfriend just showed me this article http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-11-12-aids-cure_N.htm Is this possible true? what do you think about it? Response from Dr.... Read more »

Bone Marrow Transplant

Hello Dr. Bob, I have a question. I read about a man in Germany who had a bone marrow transplant and hasn't needed HIV meds for 2 years now. He hasn't been cured obviously, but apparently the bone marrow transplant has helped him combat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As with so very many other questions (95% plus!), the answer to your question was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. BobFirst claim of aids cure from the scientific community and qualified medical doctors! (BONE MARROW... Read more »

bone marrow transplant???

Hi Doctor,My boyfriend just showed me this article http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-11-12-aids-cure_N.htmIs this possible true? what do you think about it?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The elusive search for an HIV/AIDS cure has been replete with disappointments over the past 27 years. However, the holy grail of viral eradication ("cure") must remain our ultimate goal. The case report of a 42-year-old American living... Read more »
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HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been positive since 1987, but under treatment only since 1997. In July 1997, I was hospitalized with PCP, a viral load of 160,000,000 and a CD4 count of 8. Since the beginning of the treatment, my CD4 has risen to normal (even up to 969 at... Read more »

HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been positive since 1987, but under treatment only since 1997. In July 1997, I was hospitalized with PCP, a viral load of 160,000,000 and a CD4 count of 8. Since the beginning of the treatment, my CD4 has risen to normal (even up to 969 at... Read more »

Low bone mineral density a risk

Posted by ravi
hi

regards from india

I found this interesting article, i hope it is informative and helpful.

HIV-positive women entering the menopause are significantly more likely to have osteopenia (low bone mineral density) than comparable HIV-negative women, an... Read more »

Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
A guy in my Old Geezers with AIDS group has recently been diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis. I have spinal ankylosis and osteoarthiritis (which seem insignificant to me just now). There are also reports of people with AIDS getting a disease of... Read more »