You recall the “Berlin Patient”? Timothy Brown is the first person who was apparently cured of HIV after being treated with a bone marrow transplant for leukemia. These two patients bear similarities and differences to him, but both appear to be free of HIV, several weeks after stem-call tlherapy.
Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis