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For now, HIV cure is worse than infection

Key clinical point: The cure reported in the press recently was a nightmare, but it points to a new treatment target.

Major finding: There’s no sign of HIV in a cancer patient who had a bone marrow transplant from a person with natural immunity to the infection.

Study details: An apparent cure in one man.

Disclosures: There was no industry funding. The lead investigator is a consultant for ViiV Healthcare and a speaker for Gilead.

Citation:

Gupta RK et al. CROI 2019, Abstract 29.