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London transplant doctors report a 2nd person likely cured of HIV

12 years after Timothy Ray Brown was cured, we have another

March 5, 2019 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Seattle-born Timothy Ray Brown was once known as the “Berlin Patient” because that is where he lived when he became the first person in the world to be cured of HIV. On March 4, after 12 long years, there is now a “London Patient,” only the second person likely cured of HIV — and word about it came Monday at a scientific conference in Seattle.

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Researchers strategize to block new HIV infections, work toward a cure

A hot topic for a big scientific conference convening in Seattle

March 4, 2019 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

HIV cure is a hot topic among scientists at the 2019 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle.

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Persistent HIV infection works a lot like cancer, study shows

Ecology-inspired analysis suggests why reservoirs of HIV linger in treated patients

Nov. 19, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

A study led by Drs. Joshua Schiffer and Daniel Reeves suggests that HIV persists in patients despite antiviral treatment through the natural duplication of blood cells that have HIV DNA embedded in their genes, and might be addressed by drugs that suppress such proliferation.

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