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First Mixed-Race Patient Cured Of HIV Using Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

  • A woman in New York has been in remission from HIV for more than four years after being treated with stem cells carrying a gene that confers resistance to the virus.
  • Originally the third person to be potentially cured of HIV (there has subsequently been a fourth and fifth), the so-called “New York patient” is the first individual identifying as mixed race to be successfully treated.