Conversations from CROI 2013: The Case Study of a Toddler ‘Functionally Cured’ of HIV Infection

Content From: AIDS.govPublished: March 07, 20131 min read


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The story that captured global headlines from the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic InfectionsExit Disclaimer (CROI) this week was that of a toddler ‘functionally cured’ of HIV infection. We spoke with Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins University’s Children’s Center to discuss this case study, which she presented in a session titled “Is There Hope for HIV Eradication”. Read Dr. Persaud’s session abstract and view her sessionExit Disclaimer on the CROI website. Watch our conversation below:Dr. Persaud’s research was conducted in collaboration with her colleagues, Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D., professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, and Hannah Gay, M.D., a pediatric HIV specialist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.