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        12/8/2013, Tevet 5, 5774

      Persistent HIV Recurs after Bone Marrow Transplant


      According to the Boston Globe, Boston researchers are reporting the return of the HIV virus in two patients who had become virus-free after undergoing bone marrow transplants, dashing hopes of a possible cure that had generated widespread excitement.

      The rebound of the virus shows its persistence, and that it can hide in places in the body where it’s hard to find, said the lead scientist, Dr. Timothy Henrich of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Boston Globe adds that he nonetheless said the team has gleaned significant clues from the cases for designing next-generation treatments to battle the virus, which causes AIDS.