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HIV Research: How the Berlin Patient led to the Boston patients

A guest post from Nathalia Holt, Ph.D, an HIV researcher at the Ragon Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her upcoming book, THE BERLIN PATIENTS, focuses on the personal stories of two men “whose HIV infections were cured in distinct yet essentially related ways.” Here, she tells talks to the Boston scientists whose recent findings suggest that — by maintaining antiretroviral therapy — it is possible to eradicate HIV with a standard bone marrow transplant. 


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