12 February 2009

"The patient remained without viral rebound 20 months after transplantation and discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy."

Am I late seeing this? 'Cause this doesn't look small:
A 42-year-old HIV patient with leukemia appears to have no detectable HIV in his blood and no symptoms after a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to the virus that causes AIDS, according to a report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Holy moley.

Note that the study took place in Europe, where you can get funding for stem cell research. This study took almost 2 years; imagine the advances that could have been made since 2006 if Bush hadn't vetoed stem cell research funding twice.

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