South African nine-year-old becomes third HIV infected child to go into remission

Signal of change / South African nine-year-old becomes third HIV infected child to go into remission

By Dorothy Ng / 26 Jul 2017

Scientists make HIV breakthrough after child with disease goes into remission

A South African nine-year-old is the world's third child born with HIV to go into remission, scientists have said. The child has had a healthy immune system for more than eight years after receiving a short course of treatment in early life, according to a new study.



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