The use of stem cell transplants for different diseases has been widely researched in the last few decades, with varying results. More research is still needed to determine the ways that stem cells can be used to treat disease. Yet there have been some success stories. Most recently, evidence suggests that HIV and AIDS can be cured with stem cell transplants.
The First Patient
About a decade ago, a man was cured of HIV through a stem cell transplant. The patient, known as the Berlin patient although he was an American, was found to have leukemia. Bone marrow stem cell transplants are a typical part of treatment in bone cancers such as this. The donor that was chosen was someone who was immune to HIV. The transplanted stem cells from the donor cured the Berlin patient of HIV, and he is still in remission a decade later.
Recently, another patient’s HIV was sent into remission with the use of a stem cell transplant. The newest patient was not given as rigorous of a treatment as the Berlin patient because their circumstances differed. The newest patient, a British man who received his stem cell transplant in Europe, has been in remission for 18 months. While doctors are reluctant to say that it is a cure, only time will tell.
If you are interested in learning more about how stem cell transplants may be able to cure HIV and AIDS, contact expert and experienced doctors using these new treatments. A professional and experienced researcher or physician can discuss your diagnosis and options with this new potential treatment.