New Developments in HIV Research

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Scientist Rafal Kaminski, a member of the research team injects cells into a gell as part of the HIV elimination process July 31, 2014 at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Following a stem cell transplant, an HIV positive British patient’s HIV has now become undetectable.  The case — reported in the journal Nature — was the second time a patient has become HIV-free after therapy involving stem cells.  We discuss the case with Jeff Sheehy, a board member for the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.  He was also the first openly HIV positive San Francisco Supervisor.


Jeff Sheehy, board member, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.