This UK patient is now HIV-free following a stem cell transplant

02:34 PM | 5 Mar, 2019
This UK patient is now HIV-free following a stem cell transplant
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LAHORE - A UK patient's HIV has become "undetectable" following a stem cell transplant - in only the second case of its kind, doctors report in Nature.

Now it has not been confirmed if the patient has been absolutely cured but HIV is not being detected as being present in his system currently.

The unnamed patient was diagnosed with HIV in 2003 and advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2012.

Experts are currently trying to find a cure for the incurable deadly disease HIV. HIV is incurable due to the presence of a latent viral reservoir. During the life cycle of the virus, HIV integrates into the host DNA.