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CROI 2013: Functional Cure of HIV-infected Infant after Early ART [VIDEO]

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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]

SEE ALSO: CROI 2013: Case Report of a "Functional" HIV Cure in a Child

3/3/13

Reference

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.