Fellow's role in HIV Breakthrough

07 March 2019

Congratulations to Professor Andrew Lever of Peterhouse  and the researchers at his Cambridge lab at the Department of Medicine for their part in the recent breakthrough case reported in Nature which has raised hopes of an eventual cure for HIV.

The Nature paper reports on a patient with HIV who became the second person ever to go into sustained remission from the HIV virus after receiving a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor. It was Professor Lever’s team which developed the highly sensitive assay used to show that there were no detectable hidden reservoirs of latent HIV virus which might reappear at a later date.

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