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Man in remission from blood cancer and HIV after remarkable treatment

March 1, 2024
The Guardian
Contributed by: Reid Stephan
California man, Paul Edmonds, is in remission from both HIV and acute myelogenous leukemia after a stem cell transplant. The fifth person known globally to achieve this, the 68-yr old is also the oldest and has lived with HIV the longest (31 years). Edmonds received stem cells with a rare mutation that confers HIV resistance; it replaced his with the donor's cells. Doctors consider him cured of leukemia and possibly HIV if he remains off antiretroviral therapy for another two years.
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