American infant cured of HIV

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:891

American paediatricians last week reported that an infant infected with HIV had cleared his bloodstream of the virus and was well at 5 years old (New England Journal of Medicine 1995;332:833-8). The report adds a new member to the small group of people (all adults) who have resisted HIV infection, and it raises new questions about how the infection occurs.

The team, from the University of California at Los Angeles, reported the case of the boy, born to a woman infected with HIV. The boy apparently became infected during birth. Blood samples …

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