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Cured - How the Berlin Patients Defeated HIV and Forever Changed Medical Science-logo

Cured - How the Berlin Patients Defeated HIV and Forever Changed Medical Science

Nathalia Holt

Is the end of HIV upon us? Award-winning research scientist and HIV fellow at the Ragon Institute, Nathalia Holt, reveals the science behind the discovery of a functional cure and what it means for the millions affected by HIV and the history of the AIDS pandemic. 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. Holt explores the two men's stories on a personal level, looking at how their experiences have influenced HIV researchers worldwide-including one very special young family doctor who took the time to look closely at his patients-and how they responded to their medications. Based on extensive interviews with the patients and their doctors as well as her own in-depth research, this book is an unprecedented look at how scientists pursue their inquiries, the human impact their research has, and what is and is not working in the relationship between Big Pharma and medical care.

Is the end of HIV upon us? Award-winning research scientist and HIV fellow at the Ragon Institute, Nathalia Holt, reveals the science behind the discovery of a functional cure and what it means for the millions affected by HIV and the history of the AIDS pandemic. 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. Holt explores the two men's stories on a personal level, looking at how their experiences have influenced HIV researchers worldwide-including one very special young family doctor who took the time to look closely at his patients-and how they responded to their medications. Based on extensive interviews with the patients and their doctors as well as her own in-depth research, this book is an unprecedented look at how scientists pursue their inquiries, the human impact their research has, and what is and is not working in the relationship between Big Pharma and medical care.
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Is the end of HIV upon us? Award-winning research scientist and HIV fellow at the Ragon Institute, Nathalia Holt, reveals the science behind the discovery of a functional cure and what it means for the millions affected by HIV and the history of the AIDS pandemic. 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. Holt explores the two men's stories on a personal level, looking at how their experiences have influenced HIV researchers worldwide-including one very special young family doctor who took the time to look closely at his patients-and how they responded to their medications. Based on extensive interviews with the patients and their doctors as well as her own in-depth research, this book is an unprecedented look at how scientists pursue their inquiries, the human impact their research has, and what is and is not working in the relationship between Big Pharma and medical care.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen Saltus

Length:

7h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

37:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:33