New hopes for treating HIV/AIDS lie in part with a group of people called "elite controllers," patients who have been infected with HIV for as many as 30 years -- without ever getting sick or needing medication. These patients are relatively rare, but researchers are trying to find out what makes their immune systems unique in the hopes that it could be applied to all patients, and maybe even a vaccine. On today’s Underreported
, Leonard speaks with Dr. Bruce Walker
, Director of the Partners AIDS Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and head of a new multimillion dollar study of these elite controllers.
To find out more about the HIV Elite Controllers study at Mass General, go here