Doctors and researchers are both skeptical and hopeful of the circumstances surrounding the case of an American AIDS patient who has seemingly been cured of the disease after having a bone marrow transplant.
Wired PR News.com – As reported by the Associated Press, doctors announced on Wednesday that the unidentified patient, who lives in Berlin, no longer shows signs of carrying the virus he has had for over 10 years, nearly two years after undergoing a bone marrow transplant.
AIDS has become one of the most stigmatized and feared diseases dealt with on a global scale. More than 30 million people around the world are infected with the virus. Although there have been several promising treatments developed over time, there has yet to be an identified cure.
Many doctors and researchers have expressed that the findings in the case of the 42 year-old patient may not be accurately presented. Others are stated to see the report as possible motivation for more research in gene therapy in relation to incurable diseases, which may one day lead to cures or better means for prevention.