Quick Study: Could Results of Bone Marrow Transplants Hold Secrets To an AIDS Cure?

Buzz about finding a cure for AIDS got a little stronger today when the results of a study were revealed at the International AIDS Conference about two men who may be free of the HIV virus after having bone marrow transplants for cancer. Dr. Daniel Kuritzkes of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston presented the findings on the patients, who had the HIV virus for years, and underwent donor stem cell transplants for lymphoma. Because they received mild chemotherapy both were able to stay on antiretroviral therapy during treatment.
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