News Brief 3/4/2013, Adar 22, 5773
Scientists: HIV Cured in Baby for the First Time
Researchers say they have, for the first time, cured a baby born with HIV -- a development that could help improve treatment of babies infected at birth.
There is an important technical nuance: researchers insist on calling it a "functional cure" rather than a complete cure.
That is because the virus is not totally eradicated. Still, its presence is reduced to such a low level that a body can control it without the need for standard drug treatment.