A woman from New York, the United States, has reportedly been cured of Human Immunodeficiency Virus after receiving a stem cell transplant.
She is the first woman and the third person who has been cured, and she didn’t want to disclose her identity in the interest of privacy. She was diagnosed with HIV in 2013 and Leukemia in 2017. An umbilical cord blood transplant was done in her case that went in her favor.
“This woman has been in remission of adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for four and half years and has no rebound in the 14 months since antiretroviral therapy was stopped,” said Professor and specialist in pediatric infectious diseases and pathogenesis, Dr. Yvonne Bryson.