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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV
July 1, 2015

Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to Janice E. Clements, PhD, molecular virologist and professor of molecular and comparative pathobiology, neurology and pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: “And that’s cure.”

Clements describes the stem cell transplant that led to a functional cure for Brown and the challenges of using this approach for a large group of patients. The research sparked by Brown’s case – finding a cure for HIV – is “very exciting,” said Clements.

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