For the first time, an HIV-infected woman was treated with stem cells

برای اولین بار یک زن مبتلا به HIV با سلول‌های بنیادی درمان شد

An American patient with leukemia The first woman And became the third person to have researchers with stem cells HIV virus Treated in his body. She Stem Cells He recovered from a disease that was naturally resistant to the virus.

According to reports ReutersResearchers at the Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Conference in Denver, USA, say that for the first time they have been able to use Umbilical Cord Blood, Treat a middle-aged patient with HIV. This new treatment can be available to more people.

In the body of this patient, who was receiving umbilical cord blood for the treatment of acute bone marrow leukemia, from the beginning of the treatment period, ie from 14 months Previously, no trace of HIV was seen. The previous two patients treated with stem cells were male.

Treatment of HIV with cord blood stem cells

“This is the third case of treatment in this condition and the first case of treatment of a woman living with HIV,” Sharon Levine, president of the International AIDS Association, said in a statement. This sample is part of a larger study led by Dr.Yvonne BrysonFrom the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Dr.Debra askedIs from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. These two people in their research 25 patients They follow HIV-infected people who are receiving stem cells through cord blood to treat other diseases, such as cancer.

Researchers first kill cancer cells in patients with chemotherapy. Then stem cells from people who have Genetic mutations They are specific to transplant patients. Genetic mutations in the donor cause the cells in their bodies to lack the receptors needed to communicate with the HIV virus.

Levin says bone marrow transplants are not a good strategy for treating HIV in most people. But the present report confirms that HIV treatment is possible and Gene Therapy It can also be used as an acceptable strategy to combat the disease.

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