Dr. Jonathan Jacobs, HIV/AIDS expert and Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Special Studies at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, is available to speak to the news indicating that a second patient may have been cured of HIV.
”I am excited at the likelihood that HIV has been eradicated from another patient,” said Dr. Jacobs. “The CCR5 mutation that made this possible is a fascinating and important part of the science. However, bone marrow transplants are not a generalizable therapy. The challenge is to look at the mechanisms that made this milestone possible, and develop new technologies to take advantage of these insights and help the millions of people waiting for a cure.”
Dr. Jacobs is available for broadcast, phone and email interviews.