MCAT Basics Podcast

MCAT Basics 13: HIV Cure?

This episode covers the recent news regarding the 3rd patient ever cured of HIV – technically considered a sustained remission. I will discuss some background on HIV-1 necessary to understand how the cure works. Then, I will discuss the paper detailing the cure and talk about its implications.

CORRECTION: HIV-1 Viruses can be dual tropic. Viruses that are dual tropic can use both coreceptors.



Sam Smith

Sam completed his Bachelors of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Following his graduation, he worked at the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center studying HIV. Meanwhile, with a microphone in his garage, Sam founded the MCAT Basics podcast. The podcast has grown to become the top rated MCAT podcast on iTunes. In addition to podcasting, Sam enjoys the outdoors, sports, and his friends and family.

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