- Category: Search for a Cure
- Published on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 00:00
- Written by Gregory Fowler
The big news on the opening day of the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) was a report about an infant with HIV who started combination antiretroviral treatment very early and now shows no evidence of replication-competent virus. "We equate this to our Berlin Patient," said Deborah Persaud from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "It could get us on the road to a cure for HIV-infected children."
[Matt Sharp interviews Deborah Persaud for HIVandHepatitis.com at CROI 2013 in Atlanta, March 3, 2013]
D Persaud, H Gay, C FZiemniak, et al. Functional HIV Cure after Very Early ART of an Infected Infant.20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Atlanta, GA, March 3-6, 2013. Abstract 48LB.