HIV-positive man appears to be cured after stem cell transplant
Timothy Ray Brown, an HIV-positive man known as the "Berlin Patient," now appears to be cured after receiving a stem cell transplant in 2007, according to a report in The Huffington Post on Tuesday. His doctors wrote that "results strongly suggest that cure of HIV has been achieved" in a report published this month in the journal Blood.
CNN reported last year that an HIV-positive man, 42 years old then, underwent a stem cell transplant in 2007 to treat his leukemia. "The team (of medical professionals) deliberately chose a compatible donor who has a naturally occurring gene mutation that confers resistance to HIV." According to AIDS Meds, this unnamed patient is supposedly Brown, who first came forward in a Stern magazine article published this month.