During AIDS 2022, two additional individuals were declared to have “functionally cured” of HIV. One male patient received bone marrow from a donor who is immune to HIV. The other person, a woman, is a “elite controller” of the infection due to her “atypical” quantity of special cells that may attack HIV. The human immunodeficiency virus has “been cured” in two more HIV-positive patients, researchers said this week at AIDS 2022 in Montreal.
The second person, a lady who appears to have a peculiar and unique natural ability to manage the virus after therapy, is a cancer sufferer.
The discoveries, which were made by two very different ways and are both still extremely rare, offer two unique rays of hope for HIV/AIDS researchers looking for a treatment for the disease. Since there is no way to be positive if the cures are long-lasting, scientists prefer to refer to these patients as being in “long term remission.” But in both of the new cases, there has been little to no sign of HIV replication in their bodies for a number of years, which is a good indication that this isn’t a short-term solution.
Similar cases to these two individuals have been reported in numerous other locations recently, and the spread of these two different “cures” is accelerating. The first “CURE” is a unique form of cancer treatment.