Today’s Solutions: September 25, 2021

For only the second time in history, a man has been cured of HIV. That man is Adam Castillejo, and he is free of the virus more than 30 months after stopping antiretroviral therapy. He was not cured by the HIV drugs, however, but by a stem-cell treatment, he received for cancer he also had, the Lancet HIV journal reports.

The donors of those stem cells have an uncommon gene that gives them, and now Mr. Castillejo, protection against HIV. In 2011, Timothy Brown, the “Berlin Patient” became the first person reported as cured of HIV, three and half years after having similar treatment.

Although it is a great success story, stem-cell transplants will not be a treatment for the millions of people around the world living with HIV. The aggressive therapy is primarily used to treat the patients’ cancers, not their HIV. The good thing, however, is that current HIV drugs remain very effective, meaning people with the virus can live long and healthy lives.

Solutions News Source Print this article
Todays Solutions

New York aims to ban the sale of all ...

We wrote recently about New York City’s plan to create an expansive electrical vehicle (EV) charging network as part of ... Read More

Richmond, VA unveils Emancipation and...

Last week we shared how a controversial Robert E. Lee statue was finally removed from Virginia’s capital. In an acknowledgment ... Read More

Spain to ban plastic wrapping on frui...

After years of campaigning from green activists to stop grocers and large supermarkets alike from wrapping fresh produce in plastic ... Read More

Popular New York clothing store now o...

Shoppers who visit the Madewell store in Brooklyn will find a surprise if they head up to the location’s second ... Read More

3 Strategies to dodge remote work bur...

The pandemic has forced many of us to adjust to working remotely, which has its benefits, but also comes with ... Read More