Case Of 9-Year-Old With Controlled HIV Could Offer Scientists Clues On How To Achieve ‘Sustained Viral Remission’ Among Other Patients
ScienceInsider: What can science learn from a child who has controlled HIV without drugs for more than 8 years?
“…[T]he case may offer fresh clues to what makes long-term remission possible. In most people living with HIV who stop taking drugs, the virus comes roaring back within weeks. If long drug holidays were possible, it could simplify people’s lives, slash the costs of treatment, and reduce long-term side effects. And the research into what some call ‘sustained viral remission’ could help inform the search for a complete cure…” (Cohen, 7/26).