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Published on Jun 16, 2012

"Top AIDS scientists are scratching their heads about new data from the most famous HIV patient in the world — at least to people in the AIDS community.

Timothy Ray Brown, known as the Berlin patient, is thought to be the first patient ever to be cured of HIV infection.

Brown, 45, had two bone marrow transplants in Berlin in 2007 and 2008 to treat leukemia that is apparently unrelated to his HIV infection. The blood cells for the transplants came from a donor with a genetic mutation that makes his cells immune to HIV...".* Some claim pharmaceutical companies don't want to invest in cures because they can profit more from ongoing treatments. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Richard Knox: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/...

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