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|One man has had no detectable HIV in his blood cells for two years while the other has been clear for four |
Study suggests stem cells from done bone marrow are protected from being re-infected by HIV
Two men with longstanding HIV infections no longer have detectable HIV in their blood cells years after having bone marrow transplants.
The virus was easily detected in both men in their lymphocytes - blood cells that work to defend the immune system against attack - before the operation. However, it became undetectable eight months after the surgery.
The patients, who were treated at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), have remained on anti-retroviral therapy since the transplant. These drugs work to suppress the virus.
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