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"Mississippi Baby" Now Has Detectable HIV (NIH News 10/07/2014)

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Paul Clift
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"Mississippi Baby" Now Has Detectable HIV (NIH News 10/07/2014)
Posted on: July 11 2014, 07:41 am

Dear All

"The child known as the 'Mississippi baby' - an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine last autumn - now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of virus, according to the paediatric HIV specialist and researchers involved in the case...
The case of the Mississippi child indicates that early antiretroviral treatment in this HIV-infected infant did not completely eliminate the reservoir of HIV-infected cells that was established upon infection but may have considerably limited its development and averted the need for antiretroviral medication over a considerable period,” said Dr. Fauci. “Now we must direct our attention to understanding why that is and determining whether the period of sustained remission in the absence of therapy can be prolonged even further.”

The full press release from the NIH is here http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2014/Pages/MississippiBabyHIV.aspx
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