It was definitely reported at the time, but the overall reaction has been very muted because it's very unlikely that this will ever be a treatment for a significant number of individuals.
Mechanistically, CCR-5 is a gene that produces a protein expressed at the surface of certain types of immune cells. HIV uses this protein preferentially to enter a cell in the first place. A very small percentage of people (concentrated primarily in Scandanavia) have the delta-32 mutation in the CCR-5 gene, whereby a set of 32 nucleotides are missing from their sequence, and the protein becomes non-functional. Such individuals have lowered T-cell responses to many infections, but also have some resistance to infections which specifically utilize the CCR5 protein: HIV, small pox, and the bubonic plague (the bacteria Yersinia pestis). If this allele is homozygous--meaning that both of an individual's copies are the same, and in this case that they're the delta-32 variant--an individual is strongly protected from many HIV strains. Even at its highest concentration, though, the allele is about 20% frequency in some Scandinavian populations, which means a frequency of homozygotes of about 4%. If the allele frequency drops to 10%, which is still higher than it is in most of Europe, homozygotes drop to 1%. It's a very rare variant. Combine that with the rarity of being a good bone marrow match, and even if the transplant wasn't high risk there would be only a small number of individuals who would even have a potential match.
The protection given by being homozygous for delta-32 is also not absolute. In most patients with the virus, the initial strains circulating in their body predominantly use CCR5, and in roughly half of all patients this is the only entry route every observed. However, in the other half of patients later strains also use CRCX4, a different cell-surface protein. The delta-32 allele provides no protection from these strains.
Bottom line, relatively little reporting about this case is not a conspiracy of the drug companies to suppress knowledge of a cure. If anything, it's an amazing display of responsibility by reporters not raising false hopes that it will soon lead to a wide spread cure.