Doctors turn to cord blood transplants in hopes of curing patients with HIV

Doctors turn to cord blood transplants in hopes of curing patients with HIV

Timothy Brown made medical history when he became the first patient who was essentially cured of HIV, after receiving a stem cell transplant from a person who was genetically resistant to the infection.  Now, doctors are hoping to build on Brown’s success by treating HIV patients using cord blood units that have the same HIV-resistant gene.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/06/07/doctors-turn-to-cord-blood-transplants-in-hopes-curing-patients-with-hiv/#ixzz1xEyreJq2

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