An AIDS cure for kids? A cautionary tale

A Canadian preschooler who doctors hoped was essentially cured of HIV experienced a swift resurgence of the virus after being taken off medication, an outcome researchers are calling a “cautionary tale” for scientists trying to wipe out the disease in its youngest sufferers.

The 3-year-old was one of five Canadian children that a team of pediatric HIV-AIDS researchers in this country identified after hearing the astonishing story of the Mississippi baby, an American girl, now 3, who appears to have been “functionally cured” of the virus that causes AIDS.

Kelly Grant Reports

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