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Teen's HIV in Check for 12 Years Without Drugs

French girl's health is described at AIDS Society conference in Vancouver

(Newser) - An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ago—an unprecedented remission, doctors are reporting. The teen might have some form of natural resistance to HIV that hasn't yet been discovered. But her case... More »

'Cured' HIV Patients Get Some Bad News

Disease reappears after promising bone marrow treatment

(Newser) - The world let up a tentative cheer this summer when Boston researchers revealed that they'd seemingly eradicated HIV in two patients following risky bone marrow transplants. But it turns out the virus was more resilient than they'd thought. The virus has returned in both patients, the researchers revealed... More »

2 Men With HIV Are Off Drugs, Seem Virus-Free

After undergoing a bone marrow transplant

(Newser) - The two men who saw HIV seemingly vanish from their blood after getting bone marrow transplants to treat their blood cancer are still apparently virus-free and feeling "great"—weeks after they stopped taking anti-retroviral drugs. Researchers gave the encouraging update today at the International AIDS Society Conference in... More »

14 More People With HIV 'All But Cured'

Cases in France resemble Mississippi baby

(Newser) - More good news on HIV: French researchers say another 14 people have been "functionally cured" of the virus, NPR reports. Unlike the groundbreaking case of a US baby , these patients still have HIV in their bloodstreams—but at very low levels that are hard to detect. Like the US... More »

Baby 'Cured' of HIV Probably Never Really Had It

Today's drugs good at stopping transmission, but not eliminating infection

(Newser) - Don't get too excited by last week's news of a baby in Mississippi being "cured" of HIV , warns Mark Siedner in the Wall Street Journal —just because the baby had been exposed to HIV does not mean she was really infected with the virus. Most likely,... More »

Scientists Launch AIDS Cure 'Road Map'

Success a 'realistic possibility': researcher

(Newser) - Scientists are again on the hunt for an AIDS cure, and while they don't expect results any time soon, they see hope for the future. A research "road map" for a cure, released yesterday, is "the first step" toward solving the global crisis, says Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, who... More »

Doctors Seek to Replicate This Man's 'HIV Cure'

'Berlin Patient' Timothy Ray Brown remains HIV-negative

(Newser) - Six months after his case attracted worldwide attention, "Berlin Patient" Timothy Ray Brown appears to still be the first person ever to have been cured of HIV. The virus was eliminated from Brown's body after he received a bone marrow stem cell transplant while being treated for leukemia.... More »

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