15 February 2011

"Going Viral" for HIV awareness

My friend Luke Swenson has just started a blog for the Vancouver, BC-based HIV awareness organization YouthCo. Luke's working on a Ph.D. in HIV's evolutionary response to drug treatment at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, and he'll be using the blog to explain new scientific results and how they relate to treatment and prevention strategies.

His inaugural post discusses the German AIDS patient who was recently confirmed to have been cured by a bone marrow transplant—it's pretty clear that this cure comes at a steep price. (Full disclosure: Luke asked me for comments on an earlier draft of the post.) Go check it out and welcome Luke to the science blogosphere!

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