Block Island Times

Health column: The cure for HIV

An un-identified code-named “Patient London” has become the second person in the world cured of HIV/AIDS as reported by Reuters and The New York Times [1]. If you, like me, are amazed at the word “cured” in relation to AIDS, then we’re in alignment.
Like so many scientific discoveries, this one happened by accident.
Timothy Brown, the first patient cured of HIV, also had a concurrent leukemia. He received a bone marrow transplant to treat the leukemia, the complications of which nearly killed him. But the bone marrow he received contained

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