A second HIV patient has gone into remission after a stem cell transplant

The stem cells came from a donor unable to make a protein needed by the deadly virus

HIV virions

NO ENTRY HIV needs two surface proteins to enter into immune cells called T cells and replicate. An HIV patient went into remission after getting a stem cell transplant with cells that can’t make one of those surface proteins.

Maureen Metcalfe, Tom Hodge/CDC

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