In a First, a Person’s Immune System Fought HIV—and Won

Source: ScienceNews »

Some rare people may essentially be able to cure themselves of HIV infections.

Twice, people infected with HIV have had levels of the virus in their bodies drop to undetectable levels after bone marrow transplants, never to return (SN: 3/5/19). Now it appears that a person may have cleared functional HIV with no outside help. If true, it would be the first known instance of a spontaneous cure.

Analysis of more than 1.5 billion cells taken from a patient known as EC2 showed no…

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