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Teen in remission from HIV 12 yrs after stopping meds: researchers

AFP •  A French teenager born with HIV has been in remission for 12 years after stopping her medication, a world-first that renews hope for the prospect of early treatment, researchers said Monday. The young woman, now 18, is not considered cured, but is doing perfectly well off treatment, said the research led by Asier Saez-Cirion of the HIV, Inflammation and Persistence Unit at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. Never before have scientists known of a case in which an HIV-infected child goes into long-term remission…[obviously they haven’t looked very hard, and it’s interesting that in this case they didn’t force medications on the child]

Thanks: ARAS