Scientists say that they have cured a person of HIV using stem cell technology. This is the third person and first woman to experience this miracle.
The woman is in remission for leukemia, cancer that starts in the blood. Her cure came from a stem cell transplant that comes from umbilical cord blood.
Not all HIV patients can be cured from this method but doctors say that this “confirms that a cure for HIV is possible and further strengthens using gene therapy as a viable strategy for an HIV cure.”