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Miracle! U.S. Man Cured of Both Leukemia and HIV After Bone Marrow Transplant

Paul Edmond, a 68-year-old man from California, has been declared cured of both acute myeloid leukemia and HIV, becoming the fifth person globally to achieve this status following a bone marrow transplant. The donor’s rare genetic mutation, CCR5-delta 32, which naturally resists HIV, played a crucial role in this miraculous recovery. This case, celebrated in the New England Journal of Medicine, showcases the potential of bone marrow transplantation in curing both leukemia and HIV, albeit with high risks and limited applicability due to the rarity of suitable donors. The medical community remains cautious but hopeful about the broader implications of such treatments.

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