HIV rebounds in second baby thought to have been cured with early treatment

October 3, 2014 8:08 AM

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HIV rebounds in second baby thought to have been cured with early treatment

The baby boy was born to a mother with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in 2009, and it was determined 12 hours after birth that he also had the virus.

Prof. Mario Clerici, of the University of Milan and the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Italy, and colleagues report that the child received antiretroviral therapy (ART) 4 days after his birth.

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