Three sentences on the HIV cure | Day 50

All this week, I’ve been practising three sentence science, as piloted by the online magazine Nautilus.

An HIV-positive baby not in the clear after all

In 2009, a baby born to an HIV-positive mother in Milan was started on intensive antiretroviral therapy (ART) shortly after birth, and was declared virus-free three years later. However, only two weeks after stopping the ART, tests came back positive once again, indicating the child wasn’t cured as had been previously thought. Researchers have thus concluded that antiretrovirals have been useful in decreasing the mortality rate of HIV, however the search for a definitive cure continues. | The Lancet

Today is the last of the seven exercises, and it’s been quite interesting to try and condense information into such a short format. How did I do?

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