Critics not so sure about UMMC’s cure for HIV

March 5, 2013

Health Care

The words could not be more clear — “Let’s Not Rush to Call the HIV Baby Findings a ‘Cure’”.

Many are in debate about the breakthrough that was announced this weekend.

Researchers are calling the apparent disappearance of HIV in a baby born with the infection a ‘functional cure,’ and the media is hailing the news.

This week at the 20th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta, a group of researchers announced they had achieved a “functional cure” of a newborn baby with HIV infection. The news made a major splash and raised hopes that a giant step forward in controlling this devastating infection was finally at hand.



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