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66-year-old likely cured of HIV after stem cell transplant

After receiving a stem cell transplant, a 66-year-old man could become the fifth person to be cured of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, researchers reported Wednesday (July 27). The patient, who wishes to remain anonymous, is the oldest person to have undergone the procedure and achieved long-term remission of the disease.

The man, known as the “City of Hope patient” after the Los Angeles medical center where he was treated, was diagnosed first HIVthe human immunodeficiency virus, in 1988 pursuant to a expression (opens in new tab) shared by City of Hope. “When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, like many others, I thought it was a death sentence,” said the patient.

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