Verdens første barn kureres fra HIV

I går (det var det jeg visste, mandager er godt for noe.) ble for første gang et barn, opprinnelig født med HIV, kurert. Lengre ned i artikkelen står det også at

The only other documented case of an HIV cure to date remains that of Timothy Brown, the so-called “Berlin patient.” In 2006, while on treatment for HIV, Mr. Brown was diagnosed with leukemia. His physician was able to treat his leukemia with a stem-cell transplant from a person who was born with a genetic mutation causing immunity to HIV infection. Following the transplant, Mr. Brown was able to stop HIV treatment without experiencing a return of his HIV disease.

This new case points to the tantalizing possibility that different populations of HIV-positive people might be cured in different ways. While Mr. Brown’s case was the outcome of a complex, high-risk, and expensive series of procedures, this new case appears to have been the direct result of a comparatively inexpensive course of antiretroviral therapy.

jeg kan ikke si annet enn at jeg elsker, elsker, elsker vitenskap. Dog det ikke er minste motstands vei (Ohm g 😉 ) fører det frem. *rørt*

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