July 23, 2014

Reappearance of HIV in “Mississippi Baby” poses questions for early treatment

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) heard yesterday that the reappearance of HIV in a girl now aged four, who maintained an undetectable viral load off therapy for more than two years, shows that HIV infection may become established in a handful of the long-lived central memory immune cells much sooner after initial exposure to the virus than previously thought, and that HIV may reappear without warning in people with absolutely no indicators of infection.

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