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A 66-year-old man was diagnosed with HIV in 1988. It just got cured.

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest LGBTQ newsExperts say that this is not a viable treatment for the vast majority of people living with HIV.

The procedure requires bone marrow from a small group of people with a specific mutated form of the CCR5 protein. Bone marrow transplants are also potentially fatal.Still, researchers said that the treatment can help further understanding of how the virus functions.“While a transplant is not an option for most people with HIV, these cases are still interesting, still inspiring and illuminate the search for a cure,” University of Melbourne infectious disease specialist Dr.

Sharon Lewin said during a press call.The City of Hope patient was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 and is the person who has been living with HIV the longest to receive the treatment.

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