How the Berlin Patients Defeated HIV and Forever Changed Medical Science

Is the end of HIV upon us?

By Nathalia Holt Read by Karen Saltus Health, Mind & Body / Nonfiction / Science English, Unabridged 7h 30m Sell Sheet
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							Two men, known in medical journals as the Berlin Patients, revealed answers to a functional cure for HIV. Their cures came twelve years apart, the first in 1996 and the second in 2008. Each received his own very different treatment in Berlin, Germany, and each result spurred a new field of investigation, fueling innovative lines of research and sparking hope for the thirty-four million people currently infected with HIV. For the first time, Nathalia Holt, who has  participated in some of the most fruitful research in the field, tells the story of how we came to arrive at this astounding and controversial turning point.

In this accessible and fascinating account, Holt, a research scientist trained at MIT and Harvard...brings to light the remarkable early breakthroughs in treating a once fatal condition. - Publishers Weekly

A fascinating discourse on how medical science is zeroing in on an HIV vaccine after several anomalous triumphs...An astute AIDS retrospective blended with contemporary updates on aggressive medical strategies. - Kirkus Reviews

“It’s one of the most incredible stories in medical science: a cure for HIV. Nathalia Holt tells the personal stories of the patients, their families, and their doctors.” - National Geographic

"One learns fascinating details about AIDS and shares Holt's hope...She is among those working to make the promise real." - New York Times Book Review

"Nathalia Holt presents a thorough account of the research that provides scientists with hope that a cure will one day be achievable...and her empathy shines through in her prose. This is as important a social history as it is a medical document." - The Daily Beast