bone marrow transplant

Timothy Ray Brown - first man in history to be cured of AIDS?

Just a quick note: according to a piece by Stephen C. Webster on Raw Replay, Timothy Ray Brown may be the first patient in history to be cured of AIDS.

There's a video at the link, from the May 17th broadcast of CBS San Francisco.

The cure was apparently effected through a bone marrow transplant from a donor who was genetically immune to HIV - a rare trait.

Doctors aren't sure how the bone marrow transplant itself triggered the body's elimination of the virus proper.