Bay Area Doctors are continuing to monitor the progress of Timothy Ray Brown, known as "The Berlin Patient" - said to be the first man 'cured' of HIV. Since our last post on this issue, Brown's white blood cells have tested completely resistant to the virus after two bone-marrow transplants (to battle Brown's leukemia) using stem cells from a donor with HIV immunity. Doctors are calling it "functional cure."
Check out this interview with CBS 5:
I am skeptical, as Brown's case is extremely specific. According to Dr. Paul Volberding (quoted in the interview) bone marrow transplants are quite risky (not to mention expensive) - but this does represent a significant step.