The first woman to undergo a stem cell transplant to cure HIV is still virus-free five years later

A woman known as the “New York patient” received a stem cell transplant to cure her HIVand now he has been virus-free and off HIV medication for about 30 months, the researchers reported.

“We’re calling this a potential cure rather than a definitive cure—basically, we’re waiting for a longer follow-up period.” Dr. Yvonne Bryson (opens in a new tab)director of the Los Angeles-Brazil AIDS Consortium at the University of California, Los Angeles and one of the doctors who oversaw the case, said at a news conference on Wednesday (March 15).

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