And AIDS found control

Science has been trying for years to find a cure for one of the most terrible ailments of mankind РAIDS. And here is the big news from Germany: doctors from the Charit̩ clinic in Berlin announced that they managed to completely cure an AIDS patient by transplanting stem cells from a person with innate immunity against a dang

erous virus.
The name of the patient is not a secret: it is 45-year-old San Francisco resident Timothy Ray Brown. He was diagnosed with AIDS 15 years ago, and some time later the man developed leukemia. As a treatment, doctors offered Brown a bone marrow transplant from a donor with a natural resistance to the immunodeficiency virus. The risk was that finding a suitable donor in such cases is extremely difficult: among the white race of people with congenital resistance, there are no more than 1 percent. Nevertheless, a donor was chosen, and in 2007 Braun underwent surgery at a Berlin clinic.

All subsequent years, doctors kept the patient in sight: Brown regularly took tests. Recent checks have shown that the body has completely recovered from leukemia, and as a side effect – from HIV infection, which leads to the development of AIDS.

In the case of a patient in Germany, doctors find it difficult to say which of the elements of treatment led to a complete cure for AIDS So far, medicine knows only that recovery occurs due to a mutation in the blood structure known as Delta 32: it makes white blood cells, which are a kind of gateway for disease that invades the immune system, insensitive to the virus. But doctors believe that the story of their patient’s recovery gives hope for the emergence of treatments that artificially awaken the mutation.