Second Person Ever Reportedly Cured Of HIV, Annual Summit Aims To Inspire Young Black Men

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Timothy Ray Brown poses for a photograph, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Seattle. Brown, also known as the “Berlin patient,” was the first person to be cured of HIV infection, more than a decade ago. Now researchers are reporting a second patient has lived 18 months after stopping HIV treatment without sign of the virus following a stem-cell transplant. But such transplants are dangerous, cannot be used widely and have failed in other patients. (Manuel Valdes/AP Photo)

A man known as the “London Patient” has reportedly become the second person to be cured of HIV. We find out more about the method used and what this means for others living with the virus. We also learn more about a Milwaukee event that will draw more than 1,000 young men to talk about options for their futures.

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  • What The 'London Patient' Means For People Living With H.I.V.

    H.I.V. has been reportedly cured in a man researchers are calling the “London patient.” He is the second person known to have been cured of the infection. A researcher joins us to talk about case, what it means for people living with H.I.V., and where treatment currently stands.

  • Annual Summit Explores Options, Opportunities For Young Black Men

    More than 1,000 young men plan to attend a two-day summit this month at the the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee focused on showing young black men options and opportunities in their futures. We talk to two organizers about the upcoming event, which is in its sixth year.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • David O'Connor Guest
  • Gary Williams Guest
  • James Hill Guest

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