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Cured: The People Who Defeated HIV
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 201502
  • Antal sidor: 336
  • Vikt i gram: 227
  • ISBN10:0142181846
  • ISBN13:9780142181843

Cured: The People Who Defeated HIV

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Beskrivning:

"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

Two patients--each known in medical history as the Berlin Patient--were cured of the HIV virus. The two patients' disparate cures came twelve years apart, but Nathalia Holt, an award-winning scientist at the forefront of HIV research, connects the molecular dots of these cases for the first time.

Scientists are known to maintain a professional distance from those they study, but sometimes scientists are not just investigators, they are caregivers, too. Cured illustrates that even in the era of high-tech and big pharma, the way doctors and patients communicate remains a critical ingredient in the advance of this science. Holt offers a kind of hope that the thirty-four million people currently infected with HIV need and a story of ingenuity, dedication, and humanity that will inspire the rest of us.

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