Almost 10 years after this was first observed, a second patient has now gone into remission for HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant. In a strikingly similar series of events, this newest patient received cell transplantation for an immune based cancer, and as a tertiary result had undetectable levels of the virus when later screened. This leaves researchers with insight on potential downstream therapies in the war on AIDS.
Mechanisms of action by which cell therapies
It is clear that there is a need for safety regulation in the cell therapy market. This article discusses the need for increased regulation and testing before patients are treated. https://labiotech.eu/features/cell-therapy-obstacles-widespread-use/