Expert: Not all people with HIV can be treated with a bone marrow transplant Expert: Not all people with HIV can be treated with a bone marrow transplant

Expert: Not all people with HIV can be treated with a bone marrow transplant

Expert: Not all people with HIV can be treated with a bone marrow transplant

According to Dr. Alexei Kazos, the Ministry of Health's chief expert in the field of treating HIV infection, bone marrow transplantation cannot be used to treat all infected people.

“We have a number of cases of recovery [from HIV infection], conditionally, of course,” the specialist says in an interview with the Russian TASS news agency. “And that is using the method of transplanting cells, the same cells that have a defect - the absence of the CCR5 receptor. There are few such people.” Patients - in the case of blood disease, bone marrow, these cells are transplanted and thus cure not only the underlying disease, but also HIV infection. But the number of such patients is small. The technology exists, but it is very expensive, as it requires searching for a donor, so practically "It cannot be used as group therapy."

According to him, based on this experience, it is possible to search for new ways to treat HIV, and in fact this is what scientific teams are doing in various countries of the world.

The specialist points out that an anti-HIV vaccine has not yet been invented, because the immune system is “delayed” and does not work against this virus.
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