HIV Reappears In 'Cured' Boston Patients
Researchers announced HIV has resurfaced in two patients previously believed to have been functionally cured of the disease.By Matt Picht | December 7, 2013
The fight against HIV has suffered a disheartening setback after the virus reemerged in two patients previously believed to have been functionally cured.
The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, infects the human immune system and can lead to AIDS. Antiretroviral drugs can help control HIV, but currently there is no known cure. (Via YouTube / Rufus Rajadurai)
Hopes for a cure were stirred in 2007, after HIV-positive Timothy Ray Brown received a bone marrow transplant containing an HIV-resistant gene. The virus has been undetectable in Brown ever since. (Via Bloomberg)