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Researchers report hopeful HIV treatment

Disease quashed in two patients at Boston clinic

WASHINGTON — In a finding that could offer vital clues to scientists working to cure AIDS, Boston researchers reported Thursday that the virus was quashed beyond detection in two HIV-infected patients who underwent bone marrow transplants while taking powerful drug cocktails.

Scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard, who presented their research at the 2012 International AIDS Conference, were careful to say the patients had not been cured of the disease.

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