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First case of HIV cure in a woman after stem cell transplantation reported at CROI-2022
The International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial Network (IMPAACT) P1107 reported the first case of HIV cure in a woman living with HIV submitted to a dual stem cell transplant (i.e., an umbilical cord blood transplant combined with a half-matched bone marrow transplant) for treatment of an acute myelogenous leukemia. The IMPAACT P1107 researchers presented the case details during the oral abstract session held at the 29th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2022). The study participant is a woman from New York (USA) who stopped antiretroviral therapy (ART) at 37 months post-transplant and has had no HIV detected for 14 months. The dual stem cell therapy also led to remission from leukemia that she developed in 2017.
Women and Girls Carry the Heaviest HIV Burden In Sub-Sahara Africa
Gender inequality and discrimination robs women and girls of their fundamental human rights, including the right to education, health and economic opportunities. The resulting disempowerment also denies women girls sexual autonomy, decision making power, dignity and safety.
In collaboration with Adama City Health Office and East Shewa Health Office, the Adama HIV/AIDS Resource Center conducted a HIV awareness campaign at East Shewa Prison on 15 March 2022. About 300 inmates were given desirable awareness on why they are most vulnerable, and how they can protect themselves from HIV infections. Voluntary, Counseling and Testing (VCT) was undertaken for some of the prisoners.
The HIV/AIDS Club members of Gadaa Michilee School of Adama visited the Adama HIV/AIDS Resource Center on 29 March 2022. The management of the resource center welcomed and gave them necessary orientations on the goals and services of the center.