Monthly Archives: October 2018

HIV-Negative Child Receives Liver Transplant from HIV-Positive Mother

An HIV-negative child received a liver transplant from its HIV-positive mother and now appears to have no evidence of HIV infection apart from a very weak antibody response. The case is the first reported transplant from an HIV-positive donor to an HIV-negative recipient and raises the question of whether transmission through the donor organ might be preventable if the recipient begins antiretroviral therapy as preventive therapy prior to the transplant. The infant’s mother was diagnosed with HIV approximately six months before conceiving,...

HIV Eliminated From Six Patients Using Stem Cells

Doctors believe six people afflicted with HIV have had the virus eliminated from their body and one may even have been completely cured of the virus, according to a study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. The study was carried out by scientists from the Institute of AIDS Research in Barcelona and the Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid, Spain, and gives new hope to developing a reliable HIV cure. The success was achieved by using stem cell transplants. After...