The Berlin HIV Patients: "Cured"

May 28, 2014

HIV under an electron microscope.
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Here's a pair of terms medical science has long sought to put in the same sentence: HIV and cure. 

Not only sought, but succeeded. 

Two men identified as "The Berlin Patients" received treatments that banished the Human Immunodeficiency Virus from their bodies. 

Nathalia Holt, herself a research scientist working on HIV, tells the story of the two men and their treatments in Cured.