AIDS 2016

The Only Cases of HIV Cure or Remission

April 10, 2016


Two Aussies

2 Men Down Under

Two Australian men are showing no signs of HIV after receiving bone marrow transplants to treat cancer, according to a case presented by David Cooper at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Although the two patients are seemingly HIV-free, they are both still on antiretroviral therapy as a precaution. As we've seen in the two Boston patients who had HIV remissions after stem cell transplants, the virus can still rebound months after treatment is discontinued, leading to an abundance of caution with these men.

Certainly, this is promising news, but it remains to be seen whether these two Australian patients are truly cured or need to remain on treatment.

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