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HIV re-appears in ‘cured’ Mississippi girl

Many will be familiar with the story of a baby girl miraculously having been saved from HIV infection by being provided with treatment soon after birth from a late-diagnosed mother. It turns out that HIV has ‘re-emerged’ (how can that be if infection was never proven?) in that baby girl, so lifelong treatment is undoubtedly back on the cards, even […]

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Barre-Sinoussi: Still dreaming

The scientist who helped discover the HIV retrovirus talks about her work and why she is convinced a cure for Aids can be found. …Since 1992 she has led her own unit at Pasteur, which is currently studying examples of naturally occurring immunity to HIV infection and resistance to the onset of Aids that might […]

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Throwing in the towel?

“As we celebrate the extraordinary progress, we should also be conscious that we will not stop HIV and AIDS by just having more sophisticated drugs and only focussing on the generalised epidemic and not focussing enough on the complexities of the concentrated epidemics.” The worrisome groups are fairly clearly defined: Injecting drug users, who can […]

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Cure ennui?

Is a functional cure for HIV feasible within the foreseeable future or is it a hopeless quest robbing resources from more practical approaches to improve the lives of people living with HIV? This question was the crux of a mock trial held yesterday on the opening day of the 14th European AIDS Conference in Brussels. […]

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