Teen's 12-Year HIV Remission Latest 'Functional Cure' Case
A French teen's HIV has been untreated and under control for 12 years, the latest in a series of similar promising cases.By Leah Becerra | July 20, 2015
Researchers at an AIDS conference say a French teen's HIV infection has gone untreated for 12 years, and yet the virus has remained under control.
It's possible the teen, who was last treated when she was almost 6, might have some sort of natural resistance, or the results could be due to early and more aggressive treatment than what children normally recieve.
Whatever the cause, the record remission has revived hope for a "functional" HIV cure, where the virus stays at a low level without continuing treatment. (Video via University of California, Santa Cruz)