Patient clears HIV infection without any treatment: case

The young Argentinian woman's case offers hope for a sterilising HIV-1 cure, say US doctors
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A young woman from Argentina may be the first to clear HIV-1 naturally, without stem cell transplantation, raising hopes that a ‘sterilising cure’ may be a rare but possible outcome of infection, US researchers say.

A sterilising cure means complete elimination of replication-competent proviruses, Dr Xu Yu of Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, and colleagues note in Annals of Internal Medicine.