Philadelphia magazine Q&A on HIV research with Medicine’s Khalili

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Philadelphia magazine

Philadelphia magazine’s “Conversation Issue”—a special issue highlighted by discussions with “the 50 most intriguing people in Philly”—included an interview with Kamel Khalili, chair of the School of Medicine’s Department of Neuroscience, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Carl June. Khalili, who led a research team that successfully eliminated HIV-1 from cultured human cells for the first time, was asked if he believes a cure is now possible. “See, about 10 years ago, even five years ago, we couldn’t talk about a cure,” he said. “Now, you can talk about it. So yes, I would say in public that there’s a possibility for curing HIV. I really believe that.”