November 7, 2008, 8:35 am
Did a Bone Marrow Transplant Cure a Cancer Patient of AIDS?
Posted by Jacob GoldsteinA 42-year-old man who had both leukemia and AIDS received a bone marrow transplant — a common, late-stage treatment for that type of cancer. His doctor selected a bone marrow donor who had a rare genetic mutation that renders people virtually immune to HIV. The transplant appeared to cure the patient of AIDS.