French Teenager Remains In Remission 12 Years After Stopping HIV Drugs

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Anti-HIV drugs are very good at controlling infection, but the moment a patient stops taking them, the overwhelming majority of the time the virus bounces back with a vengeance. For a small percentage of the population, however, a specific genetic variation allows them to control the virus themselves, and in even rarer circumstances, people manage to keep the virus at bay after ceasing treatment – for...

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