Friday, May 20, 2011

World First Person Recovering from AIDS

San Francisco - Doctors said the man 45 years in California may be the first to recover from AIDS. It is known of his HIV-resistant gene. Like what?

Timothy Ray Brown is known positive for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in 1995. Now, he entered the scientific journal as the first person who managed to 'remove' the HIV virus from his body in full light. Doctors call this condition 'functional cure'.

In 2008, Brown lived in Berlin and living with HIV and leukemia. There, scientists perform bone marrow transplants to treat leukemia. Scientists say, Brown received marrow from donors that include the 1% Caucasian immune to HIV.

"I stopped treatment of HIV in the day I got the transplant it,"said the man nicknamed the 'Berlin patient' it.

AIDS researcher Dr. Jay Levy of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), said Brown's case opened the door 'healing research'.

But doctors emphasize, Brown radical procedures may not fit with other HIV sufferers because of the difficulty marrow transplant and found a suitable donor.

"Surely you do not want to do this transplant because of the risk of death," said Paul Volberding of UCSF.

Many questions unanswered about the treatment of Brown, he added. "One element of treatment appears to allow the virus out of his body," she added.

This will be an interesting study, he concluded.



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