03/07/2014

Battling HIV, Using A Body’s Own Immune Cells

Researchers are exploring a new approach to fighting HIV infection by genetically modifying a person’s own immune cells to be resistant to the virus. The work, the researchers say, could eventually help people control the virus without drugs. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses a report about early safety studies on the technique published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Segment Guests

Anthony Fauci

Anthony Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.