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HIV: First woman in world believed to be cured of virus

According to CNN, a woman in the United States was cured of HIV infection for the first time after a stem cell transplant - previous cases of recovery were observed only in men. In 2017, an unnamed patient underwent a stem cell transplant from a donor's umbilical cord blood, which had an HIV-resistant mutation in her blood. The woman also received blood from a close relative to provide temporary immunity until the cord blood cells became dominant, which takes six weeks. Three years after transplantation, the woman stopped taking antiretroviral therapy, and 14 months later, the virus in t...

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