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Experts discuss German patient who appears cured of HIV

You may have heard the news about the "Berlin Patient," a German man who was reportedly cured of HIV with a stem cell transplant. (The man underwent the transplant as part of treatment for acute myeloid leukemia; researchers describe what happened in a study appearing in the journal Blood.)

For more on the case, which HIV experts say represents "a scientific advance but not necessarily a treatment advance," I recommend listening to this KQED Forum interview with two California scientists. Jay Levy, MD, director of UCSF's laboratory for tumor and AIDS virus research, and John Zaia, MD, chair of virology at City of Hope, did a great job this morning of explaining - in an-easy-to-understand way - the study and its implications.

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