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First HIV-positive to HIV-negative liver transplant raises intriguing questions for cure research

[From aidsmap, Oct 19, 2018]

“An HIV-negative child received a liver transplant from its HIV-positive mother and now appears to have no evidence of HIV infection apart from a very weak antibody response, despite extensive testing for the virus, South African researchers report in the journal AIDS. Researchers cannot decide whether the child has cleared HIV or if the virus is deeply hidden, perhaps only in the liver.”

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