Professor Gupta featured in Guardian article looking at progress towards a cure for HIV
3 July 2019
The Guardian article looks at the last fifty years of HIV since the first known HIV-related death and the potential impact of two patients that appear to have been cured of the virus.
Division of Infection & Immunity researcher, Professor Ravi Gupta, featured in a recent Guardian article looking at the last half-century of HIV and whether we are any closer to a cure.
Close to 37 million people are living with HIV worldwide, and almost one million people die annually from HIV-related causes.*
In the article, Professor Gupta discusses his ‘London patient’ study, where a second person has experienced sustained remission from of HIV-1 following a stem cell transplant from donors carrying a genetic mutation that prevents expression of an HIV receptor CCR5.
The article was published in the Guardian on 2 July.
- Credit: 'HIV-infected H9 T cell' (resized), NIAID via Flickr
- *Source: WHO