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Girl who was declared 'functionally cured' of HIV now has active virus
Girl who was declared 'functionally cured' of HIV now has active virus

A girl who was seemingly cured of HIV following aggressive drug therapy just hours after her birth was recently discovered to be infected with the virus that causes AIDS after all, doctors announced Thursday. The so-called Mississippi baby, now nearly 4 years old, had raised hopes of a potential cure for babies infected with HIV when it was first described at an AIDS conference last year. The girl's case also provided the foundation for an upcoming clinical trial. The discovery recently that the 46-month-old child had actually carried the virus at undetectable levels for almost two years before it rebounded suddenly came as a blow to health officials and HIV experts. “It...

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