World's Only Cured HIV Patient will Attend Philly Conference


June 14, 2012

World's Only Cured HIV Patient will Attend Philly Conference Carl June, MD, a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of Translational Research in the Abramson Cancer Center, is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about the world's only patient who has been cured of AIDS, the so-called "Berlin patient," who was on the brink of death from leukemia and HIV in 2006 when he was given a novel treatment that rebooted his immune system and simultaneously cured him of both diseases. June, whose research includes gene therapy and vaccine approaches for HIV treatment, called Brown's success "the holy grail" of HIV cure research. "It was a real tipping point," June said. "I'm sure over the next decade, we're going to see major advances to find case No. 2 and even past that.

Philadelphia Inquirer article