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Mississippi baby remains unprecedented, despite viral rebound

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The “Mississippi baby,” born with HIV, treated early and aggressively, lost to treatment at 18 months only to return to care with no signs of virus, showed detectable viral levels in a clinic visit earlier this month, the National Institutes of Health announced today. Tests also showed a drop in the now four-year-old child’s immune […]

While a baby in Mississippi proves what science can do, just a third of HIV-infected children get the treatment they need, leading to question: What will it take?

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Can pediatric AIDS end with numbers still uncounted? What has to happen to propel the progress of two and a half decades of confronting HIV in children to the success of no child contracting the virus, getting sick with AIDS, and no child dying from the disease? That was the question posed to a panel […]

Making AIDS history, amfAR counts down to a cure at Capitol Hill briefing

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Ambassador Deborah Birx,  Anthony Fauci, Michel Sidibe, Kenneth Cole, Miss Universe, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Tom Harkin, and World Bank President Jim Kim among participants in event to “Make AIDS History.” It already sounds like history now, before testing, before treatment, before activism, science, money and policy introduced hope into the time when an AIDS […]

“Baby steps,” preparing for the advent of a vaccine, Kenya looks at “MARPS” approach: We’re reading about the future, and more . . .

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Baby Steps on the Road to HIV Eradication – The publication of the case of the Mississippi baby who has appeared to be ridded of HIV by early aggressive antiretroviral treatment provided the opportunity not just for a cute headline, but for researchers to follow the suggestions raised by the report, to seek ways to […]

AVAC talk: As headlines raise hopes, cure researchers manage expectations and challenges

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There was a time, not long ago, that talk of a cure for HIV was so unrealistic that the topic was all but taboo. More recently talk of an HIV cure is the topic of headlines. First came Timothy Brown, “the Berlin Patient,” free of replicable HIV for more than half a dozen years, since […]