With great interest I’ve read the recent publication in Nature describing HIV remission following CCR5Δ32/32 allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), for the 2nd time. In this case a less toxic treatment regime was used in contrast to the 1st patient (‘Berlin patient’) ~10 years ago, who almost died from the treatment. It further shows that the ‘Berlin patient’ was not an anomaly and HIV cure can be achieved after allo-HSCT. A step closer to finding a cure for HIV.
I briefly highlighted this new finding in a breaking news item on Immunopaedia, promoting immunology education worldwide.