amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

A Conversation with the San Francisco Patient

Loreen Willenberg is an elite controller (EC) – one of the rare individuals who control HIV infection without antiretroviral therapy. ECs were recently described in new and unprecedented detail in the prestigious journal Nature. Loreen was among the ECs the researchers studied. For all intents and purposes, she may be considered “cured” of HIV.

Loreen talked with amfAR about her inspirational journey and her participation in clinical research.