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 ‘wakes up’ only once a week under treatment: new research

Kirby Institute, 3 July 2015

In a new study from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia, researchers have found that HIV cells in the body of a person receiving antiretroviral treatment become activated 24 times less frequently than previously thought.

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