HIV infection returns in Mississippi girl thought cured

July 10, 2014 6:27 PM

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HIV infection returns in Mississippi girl thought cured

Disappointed federal officials Thursday announced that a nearly 4-year-old Mississippi girl, thought to have been cured of HIV, now has detectable levels of the virus.

The child known as the "Mississippi baby"— whose apparent cure was reported in The New England Journal of Medicine last fall — has had the virus return after more than two years off antiretroviral therapy, according to specialists involved in the case who spoke in a Thursday press briefing.

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