Report: Man Cured of AIDS Through Transplant
Doctors say an American living in Berlin appears to have been cured of AIDS through an out-of-the-ordinary blood transplant. Back in 2007, the man had a blood stem cell transplant to treat his leukemia. It turns out that not only was the donor a blood match, but that he or she also had a gene mutation that is naturally resistant to HIV. Now the man is showing no signs of AIDS or leukemia, according to a report in the journal, Blood. This procedure is too risky to be used on the general populous.