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AIDS: coincidence leads to a possible treatment for HIV

  • James Gallagher
  • BBC science and medical correspondent

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Doctors say a man who has been living with HIV since the 1980s appears to have been cured, becoming the fourth person to recover from the disease.

The man underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia from a donor who has a natural resistance to the virus.

The 66-year-old, who refused to reveal his identity, was suspended from taking the AIDS drug.

The man said that he was “indescribable happiness” for the disappearance of the virus from his body, and the man is known as the “City of Hope” patient after the name of the hospital where he was treated in Duarte in California in the United States.

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