Teen’s HIV in control for 12 years despite stopping drugs


An 18-year-old French teen showed reduced amount of HIV infection despite not having used any drugs against the virus for 12 long years. Recently, doctors presented the details of her case at an International Aids Society (IAS) conference in Vancouver, Canada. It is the world’s first report of long-term remission from HIV in a child. The researchers added that it is amazing to know that a French teen’s HIV infection has gone untreated for many years, and yet the virus has remained under control. However, experts say larger studies are needed to determine why some patients can continue to control the virus after stopping treatment.