Doctors Cure Leukemia by Giving Patients HIV
Thanks to new experimental treatments, doctors may have found a cure for leukemia.
So what is this new cure? It's pretty simple. Doctors have been injecting patients with HIV, the virus that commonly causes aids.
The good news is that you don't have to worry about catching aids from the HIV, which normally targets your white blood cells and lowers your ability to fight infections.
These doctors from University of Pennsylvania have managed to deactivate the HIV and reprogram it to go after the cancer in patients instead of their white blood cells.
This remarkable news is breaking after 30-year-old Marshall Jensen, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012, had almost given up hope when he heard of this experimental treatment.
After being given a few more months to live and having tried everything else, he decided to join the program and is now cancer free.
According to Jensen "It felt right; and we didn't know how we were going to get out there, what we were going to do, but it worked. By God's grace I was able to come back."
So far 30 patients have been injected with this experimental treatment, and of those 30 patients 23 are still alive and 19 are in remission.