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HIV, Infants, Science and Sequestration
March 7, 2013

 The announcement this week that an infant has been cured of HIV marks an extraordinary advance. In less than 30 years, scientists have identified, and treated this dreaded disease, and now cured an infant with it. This relatively rapid discovery of a disease and its cause, treatment and cure are virtually unprecedented in human history.

Yet the announcement highlights, too, vast challenges that remain.

The fact that the mother did not know she was infected until giving birth, and had not seen a doctor while pregnant, raises concerns.




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