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More bad news in fight against persistent HIV reservoirs
More bad news in fight against persistent HIV reservoirs

July has been a particularly trying month for HIV/AIDS researchers as they mourned the loss of colleagues killed in a militant attack and received new reports of the virus' remarkable tenacity. On Monday, a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that two HIV patients who were given "new" immune systems in the form of bone marrow transplants suffered renewed HIV infection after initially testing negative for the disease. Publication of the study follows news this month that the so-called Mississippi baby recently tested positive for HIV. The child, who was born to an infected mother, was placed on antiretroviral drugs just 30 hours after birth and was believed...