HIV returns in Mississippi girl hoped to have been cured: doctors

July 10, 2014 7:35 PM

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HIV returns in Mississippi girl hoped to have been cured: doctors

The now-4-year-old girl who was born with the AIDS virus is back on treatment after tests showed that she was no longer in remission. She had appeared to be HIV-free as recently as March.

A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV — and therefore is not cured. The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse an infection that has seemed perma...

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