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24
Apr

University of Minnesota

A boy who was born with HIV and then developed a rare form of leukaemia is about to undergo revolutionary treatment to cure his leukaemia and cure him of HIV.

This has been done once before 6 years ago  but next week the University of Minnesota are hoping to repeat the successful treatment.

Revolutionary Treatment - Dr. John Wagner, who directs the University of Minnesota's Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Dr. John Wagner, who directs the University of Minnesota’s Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Revolutionary Treatment

The blood, from an umbilical cord, holds the best hope for wiping out both diseases. A transplant like this is risky; however, it was attempted once before with bone marrow, in Berlin several years ago, and it worked.

Full details are available here