[Wu Qiaoyu's comprehensive foreign news report] British scientists published the world's second "cure" HIV infection case in the journal Nature. A male infected person receives a stem cell transplant for cancer. Because the donor carries a rare genetic variant that is resistant to HIV, he is still unable to detect the HIV virus after 18 months of stopping taking anti-HIV drugs. The man who did not want to be exposed was called "London Patient". He was diagnosed with HIV in 2003 and began receiving treatment in 2012. He subsequently developed Hodgkin's lymphoma, received chemotherapy, and performed a stem cell transplant in May 2016. After the operation, he continued to receive anti-AIDS treatment for 16 months, but stopped the drug in September 2017. After 18 months, the virus is still not detected in the body. This is the second case in 12 years that transplanted stem cells have cured HIV infection. The first case was the "Berlin patient" who performed surgery in 2007, and the American man Timothy Ray Brown who traveled to Berlin. Before he transplanted, he used the high-dose radiation and chemotherapy to "repair the immune system." , paying a terrible price, was once drowned.
"I never thought I could recover."
When the "London Patient" was interviewed by the New York Times, he said, "I never thought that I could recover in my lifetime. " I confessed that "it is responsible for helping doctors understand how this happened." Brown, who has now moved to the United States, said that he hopes to meet with "London patients" to encourage the other party to open their identities and give other patients greater encouragement. The medical profession has tried to replicate for many years, but the result is not that the HIV virus is coming back, that is, the patient died of cancer. Research author and University of London professor Guberta said: "After the Berlin patients, everyone thinks that you need to experience sudden death to cure AIDS." "But we have proved that Berlin patients are not special cases, this treatment does lead to The HIV virus disappeared in both of them." Coopera said conservatively that the current London patients are in "long-term remission," and it is still too early to say that a complete cure remains to be seen.