Researchers report hopeful HIV treatment
Disease quashed in two patients at Boston clinic
WASHINGTON -- Two HIV-positive patients in Boston who underwent bone marrow transplants for cancer were later found to have undetectable blood levels of HIV, according to research presented at the 2012 International AIDS Conference Thursday. Scientists say it is too early to call the patients “cured” of the virus, which causes AIDS, because the men are still taking drugs to treat HIV. But the results offer intriguing insights into how an eventual HIV cure might be developed.