The first woman to receive a stem cell transplant to cure HIV is still virus-free 5 years later

A woman known as the “New York patient” received a stem cell transplant to cure her HIVand now she’s been virus-free and off her HIV medication for about 30 months, researchers report.

“We’re calling this a possible cure rather than a definitive cure — basically waiting for a longer period of follow-up,” Dr. Yvonne Bryson (opens in new tab)director of the Los Angeles-Brazil AIDS Consortium at the University of California, Los Angeles and one of the doctors overseeing the case, said at a press conference on Wednesday (March 15).

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