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Does Marrow Transplant Cure AIDS?

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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
...unfortunately rebounded when he briefly stopped taking his HIV meds after the transplant. The young man died when his body rejected the transplanted bone marrow one of the several serious risks associated with bone marrow transplantation. My take... Read more »

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... Read more »

marrow transplant

Do you have any information about the AIDS patient who got a marrowtransplant from a baboom? Is he... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newspapers Examine Possible HIV/AIDS Treatment Through Bone Marrow Transplant

...addition to AIDS, which warranted the high risk of a blood stem cell transplant, but 10% to 30% of people who receive bone marrow transplants die. According to the Times , the odds of locating a donor who is both a good tissue match for the... Read more »
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

...patient is "functionally cured." Nevertheless, research has shown that blocking CCR5 can have fatal consequences, and bone-marrow transplants, which are given only to later-stage cancer patients, can result in death among 30% of patients. The ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

German Doctors Declare "Cure" in HIV Patient

...genetically identical to the donor's cells, not his own immune cells, the team found. AIDS experts caution that bone marrow transplants are too radical and risky to be considered feasible on any kind of scale. The procedure, a last-ditch... Read more »
The Body

The First Man to Be Cured of AIDS: An Update on the Amazing Story -- This Month in HIV

...That's called genetic engineering. We're really good at doing genetic engineering in one cell. But the average person getting transplanted is getting a few billion cells, and we have to guarantee that 100.0 percent of those few billion... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
...it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122602394113507555.html Read more »

hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
...hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in Read more »

positive or negative?

Posted by wasek, 4 Replies
...A confirmed hiv+ couple never had ARV. They only took a specific combination of food items for 4 months and became undetected/negative. If the Read more »

positive or negative?

Posted by wasek, 1 Reply
...Once HIV gets into the body, it passes instructions into T helper cells on how to make more HIV. These instructions are known as "provirus". Read more »