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Rapid HIV Treatment Points to "Functional Cure" for AIDS, PLOS Pathogens Reveals



3/15/2013 7:20:09 AM

Treating people with HIV rapidly after they have become infected with the virus that causes AIDS may be enough to achieve a "functional cure" in a small proportion of patients diagnosed early, according to new research. Scientists in France who followed 14 patients who were treated very swiftly with HIV drugs but then stopped treatment found that even when they had been off therapy for more than seven years, they still showed no signs of the virus rebounding.

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