The general term “cure” is not enough to describe what happened to the baby. A better scientific description for her current state is “remission” or “clinically cured” (Lupkin1). The only scientifically cured person of HIV is the Berlin patient, who received a bone marrow transplant from a person that is in a rare group of people genetically immune to HIV (Stine 69). Remission is when the percentage of HIV in the body is so low that the virus cannot be detected, even with the most advanced...
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