Baby Once Thought to Be Cured of HIV Found to Have Virus

July 11, 2014 3:59 AM

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The Mississippi baby thought to have been cured of HIV has the virus again after two years without therapy, a finding dashing the hope that researchers had found a way to treat infants born with the disease.

The child, born to an HIV-infected mother, is now nearly four years old. It was found to have detectable HIV levels in its blood during a routine clinical care visit earlier this month, according to a statement by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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