abcnews: 5th person confirmed to be cured of HIV
Through a high-risk stem cell transplant, the 5th person in patient history has been cured from HIV. Even after stopping his medication for 4 years, the patient has no detectable virus in the body. This is significant as HIV is a permanent virus that resides in the DNA, so there is currently no ubiquitous cure for the disease. The stem cell transplant ultimately aims to replace the immune system that is currently destroyed with HIV. For the full article, click here. For more information on diseases, click here.