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HIV Relapse in Patients Thought Virus-Free Spurs Researchers to Push More for Cure

January 7, 2014

Reuters: Relapse of 'cured' HIV patients spurs AIDS science on
"Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV-positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus re-invading their bodies once more. True, the news hit hard last month that the so-called 'Boston patients' -- two men who received bone marrow transplants that appeared to rid them completely of the AIDS-causing virus -- had relapsed and gone back onto antiretroviral treatment. But experts say the disappointment could lay the basis for important leaps forward in the search for a cure..." (Kelland, 1/2).

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