‘Functional Cure’ of Infant With HIV Raises Questions
Physicians, researchers and advocacy groups worldwide are questioning the authenticity and the implications of the case of a Mississippi infant who was "functionally cured" of HIV. On Sunday, physicians announced that the infant -- born to an untreated, HIV-positive mother -- was given an aggressive regimen of three antiretroviral drugs for several months and later showed no evidence of the virus. Some HIV/AIDS experts say that the case is largely irrelevantÂ for adult HIV cases.
- "AIDS Researchers and Global Health Community Ponder a Reported Cure" (Brown, Washington Post, 3/4).
- "Child's HIV Cure Won't Mean New Treatments Immediately" (Szabo, USA Today, 3/4).
- "U.S. Baby's Cure From HIV Raises Hope, New Questions" (Steenhuysen, Reuters, 3/4).