Child Living with HIV Maintains Remission Without Drugs Since 2008

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), July 24, 2017

A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, scientists reported today at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris. This case appears to be the third reported instance of sustained HIV remission in a child after early, limited anti-HIV treatment.

HIV Therapy May Also Lower Risk for Hepatitis B, Study Says

Medline Plus, October 12, 2015

Not only does effective HIV therapy thwart that virus, it may also reduce the risk for hepatitis B infection, a new study says.

“What this means to us is that effective HIV therapy appears to restore an impairment in the immune response that protects someone with HIV from acquiring hepatitis B infection,” study senior author Dr. Chloe Thio said.

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ABC Health Report on: Endometriosis

ABC Radio National, Monday 10 November 2014 5:50PM
Endometriosis is a common medical condition, affecting one in ten Australian women. Sufferers describe the pain as otherworldly – as if they are being torn up from their insides.
Yet the treatment options available in Australia are minimal. This is the story of a tenacious mother-daughter team who fought tooth and nail, via Twitter and Facebook, for Australia to have access for a drug to manage the pain.
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‘Elite controllers’ may provide clues for HIV cure (NHS Analysis)

NHS Choices, Wednesday November 5 2014
“Scientists have uncovered the genetic mechanism which appeared to have led two HIV-infected men to experience a ‘spontaneous cure’,” the Mail Online reports.
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“Mississippi Baby” Now Has Detectable HIV, Researchers Find

 NIH, July 10, 2014

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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 fall—now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of virus.

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